S.R.Claridge writes Mystery and Romantic Suspense novels. Her work has been said to have the energy of Dan Brown, the mystery of Mary Higgins Clark and the humor of Janet Evanovich. Claridge novels will take you to the edge of your seat, keep you guessing until the very end and ultimately warm your heart. It is on the pages of every S.R.Claridge novel that Mystery and Sensual Suspense collide.

For more information on bookings, interviews and upcoming releases, please visit the author website and Facebook fan page.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Malicious Masquerade

With his new mystery/suspense release, Malicious Masquerade, just hitting the shelves, Author Alan Cupp met with me to talk about life and his love of writing. 

Whether it’s with a captivating mystery novel or a funny promotional video for his church, Alan is always anticipating his next creative endeavor. In addition to writing fiction, Alan enjoys acting, music, travel, and playing sports. His life’s motto is, “It’s better to wear out than rust out.” Alan places a high value on time spent with his beautiful wife and their two sons. He lives his life according to his 4F philosophy: Faith, Family, Friends, and Fun.

Below are some questions I had for Alan:

Where are you from?
I’m from Cincinnati, OH.

When did you know you wanted to become a writer?
It was about seventeen years ago that I began to flirt with the idea of writing. Once I started, I quickly discovered it was something I enjoyed and had the capacity to do.

In what genre do you write, and why have you chosen this particular genre?
To be honest, I focus more on writing a good story first and then determine the genre later. I like a variety. I've written mystery/suspense, children's, and humor.

Are you self-published or have you signed with a publisher?  Why did you choose this direction for your career?

I have self-published in the past.  However, for this latest novel, Malicious Masquerade, I did sign with independent publisher, Henery Press. They've been great and I've really enjoyed working with them. They've been very helpful.

Malicious Masquerade can be purchased at the following retailers:

Amazon Kindle         B&N Nook           Kobo
         Amazon Paperback      B&N Paperback


List three things on your bucket list.

1) Write a number one novel

2) Write a successful Broadway play.

3) Write a hit song.

Do you ever suffer from writer's block?  If so, how do you get around it?
Absolutely. When that happens, I walk away and come back to it later. I try not to get too worked up over it. Eventually, the block will crumble and the creative juices will start flowing again.

What is the best advice you've ever received?  Who gave you this advice?
"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." Matthew 6:33

How many novels have you written?
This is my forth published novel.

What are you currently working on?
I'm currently working on another mystery novel about a guy trying to turn his troubled life around.

Where can readers learn more about you and your books?


Alan, thank you for stopping by my blog today and giving us all a chance to get to know you better.  I wish you great success in your writing career.  ~







1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Susan. I appreciate the opportunity to stop by today!


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