From There to Here: T. Sue VerSteeg

I’m happy to have T. Sue VerSteeg guest blogging today. I met her at the Ozark Romance Authors Conference last September in Springfield, Missouri, and picked up a copy of her book, Secrets of the Sapphires, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Since then, I’ve picked up other books including her recent release, My Ex-Boyfriend’s Wedding. I’m not finished with it yet, but it had me laughing on page 1, which is a very good sign!

My Ex-Boyfriend’s Wedding

T. Sue VerSteeg has always loved to make people laugh. It was only natural to pull that element into her writing. Whether it’s long lost castles, covert paranormal agencies, romantic comedies, or cozy mysteries, her snarky, quick-witted characters can’t help but follow suit. When you add her super hubby to the mix, there also has to be a happily-ever-after to wrap things up.

Please help me in welcoming Sue today!

First off, thanks to Lori for hosting me! I can’t wait to read your book.

Lori asked me to share about my writing journey. Well, my writing path has been more of a back-woods, pitted gravel road. I’ve always loved to write. That’s never really been an issue. You know those notes we all passed in high school? Yeah, mine were always several pages long. I had friends who would groan when I handed them that creatively folded twelve paged letter. There are also lots of notebooks in my home, full of my attempts at poetry, short stories, and beginnings of books I was too scared to finish. I mean, writing for yourself is fun. Knowing someone is going to read it? Petrifying!

I’m very blessed that Super Hubby came into my life, for so very many reasons. Where my writing is concerned, he’s the one who kept pushing my chair back up to the desk and saying, “Just write the book.” He may have used a few extra adjectives or adverbs on occasion. 😉 If not for him, I never would have finished. The story would still be bouncing around in my mind, wanting to be told, blocking all of the other book ideas to come. A year or so after the fact, he finally admitted to abusing a few things at his job to work out the frustration.

Boy, was I ever shocked to find out writing was the easiest part for me. You really discover how much you want to be a writer when the rejections start rolling in. But, I can’t turn back or stop now. Writing is as much a part of me as the nose on my face. As long as I wake up each morning, there will be words on the page or ideas brewing for the next writing session.

So, what has your writing path/life path been like so far? I’d love to hear who or what inspired you or kept you going. I’ll share an e-book with one commenter picked at random. You can browse my books at Thanks for stopping by.


35 thoughts on “From There to Here: T. Sue VerSteeg

  1. What a great story! Thanks for sharing.

    My own writing story is actually very similar. I have a ton of notebooks with poetry, thoughts, plots for unfinished novels, etc. I’ve been writing from a young age but no one knew of my passion. It was my secret, until I met my husband. Zooming ahead to 5 years after our marriage, I had finally finished a novel I had been working on for years. When I finished, he said “I’m so proud of you. Now let’s get it published.” My reaction….pure terror. But he kept pushing, encouraging, and finally won out in the end. Even to this day, when doubt hits me hard and he sees it in my eyes, he says, “Oh no, you’ve got this babe.” I’m thankful everyday for his push and complete faith in me.

  2. Actually, I wrote a book that was never supposed to see the light of day, and then I submitted it to Gemma Halliday’s femme fatale contest for a chance to win a month of mentoring with Gemma. Well, she published it, and now, apparently, I write books. Still running scared…

  3. I know what you mean about writing notes that are longer than normal. I keep hearing that the wonderful thing about email is that the messages are so short. Not mine! You just can’t keep a writer from writing.

  4. Great story. Love that you have a supportive spouse, that truly is important. I’m like Brandy, in that I relate to all the notebooks, too. Don’t want to think about all the half-starts, but I did have to actually start all of those, and write all those Volumes of Poetry (LOL) to get to the point where I am today. Thank goodness that’s all behind me now [and the notebooks are hidden away in boxes in the attic 🙂 ]

  5. Mine has been on a 20 year hiatus! I wrote two romances in the early 1990s, submitted them, got rejected, and decided to focus on a career in business. Now I’ve come full circle 🙂 Always new I’d get here, but didn’t realize the line would be a zigzag!

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