In The Chair 59: Susanne O Leary

Merry Christmas, Susanne O’ Leary!


How would you describe your Christmas in only three words? 

Susanne: Rowdy, noisy, fun.

If you could have a relationship with a literary festive character who would it be and why? Susanne: I can only think of one literary festive character and that is Scrooge. I would definitively not want a relationship with him! But put Colin Farrel in my Christmas stocking and you’re talking! I don’t think I have to explain why…

If you had to exist for a week in a Christmas story … which one would it be? Susanne: “A Country Christmas” by Louisa M Alcott. Christmas in Vermont in the nineteenth century would probably be amazing.

5582089Dead or alive literary Christmas lunch: who would you invite, and what would you serve?

Susanne: I’d have Hemingway, George Bernard Shaw, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters. I’d serve them an old fashioned, traditional Christmas lunch, but then I would have servants, so I could sit and chat to all those amazing authors.

If you had to write a Christmas themed story in your current genre, what would the title be?  Susanne: I did and the title is HOT WISHES– A Kerry Christmas. It’s set in the west of Ireland

What do you dislike the most about Christmas? Susanne: The stress and pressure to have everything ready in time. And cooking the traditional Irish Christmas dinner. But once it’s done it’s pretty good, actually.

12209115_10205049546790641_394393214_oFavourite Festive Word?  Susanne: Jingle Bells!

Susanne O’Leary was in the Christmas chair: writing across several genres including romance & political thrillers.


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