Sue has been writing since she was seven – and, she says – that’s a long time.
She has completed half a dozen novels (of varying lengths and quality) and finally in 2015 had the nerve to publish one: Who Your Friends Are.
Sue was born in the suburbs of North London, but has lived in Sheffield for more than thirty years, and taught in several Sheffield secondary schools. Now retired, she is able to write nearly every day, and has two more novels she hopes to publish, and another one in progress.
Who Your Friends Are, is the entwined stories of two girls, from infants’ school to what we can only call maturity -(quite advanced maturity.) It is written partly in the first person by Pat, and partly by Pat in the form of short stories based on her friend Rita and her family of sisters.
The reviews of Who Your Friends Are on Amazon are pretty nice – but Sue suspects they were written by people who know her. Too modest Sue!
One wartime morning four girls set out on a bike ride that will bind them together for years to come - through marriage, children and divorce, and even across continents. Many years later three are still in touch, and still trying to understand the tragedy that has been one of the constants in their lives. What did happen to Marcie?
Jen admires her father and Frank believes that his daughters are happy, but no one in any family knows the whole story.
This family has fractured before, and been patched up by secrets and evasions.
Now things are about to change.
"A book that makes you think. Susan Day expertly tackles the relationships within families and their dynamics; her characters are very convincingly drawn and deﬅly written. Thoughtful and entertaining." Steven Kay, author of The Evergreen in Red and White