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