Spotlight Interview: Fairest of the Faire by Susabelle Kelmer


Please welcome the lovely and fellow Wild Rose Press author, Susabelle Kelmer. I’m featuring her new release, Fairest of the Faire. As a lover of Ren Faires, I’m looking forward to reading this book.

Make yourself cozy, grab a cup of mead (or your favorite beverage) and let’s meet Susabelle…


MM: I’m delighted to have you here today. Describe a typical writing day. Are you a morning, afternoon, or night-owl writer?

SK: I am a morning person all the way.  My dad is a morning person, too, and we keep a similar schedule of waking around 4-5 a.m. and being in bed by 10.  I love to write in the mornings, but have a day job so this isn’t really possible.  I end up writing whenever I can, but that usually means evenings.

MM: I’m a morning person, too. There are times I wish I could write in the evenings, but I turn into mush.  Can you tell us about your current work-in-progress?

SK: I’m struggling a bit getting the current one written.  Tentatively titled “Choices of the Heart,” it features two people who have overstressed work lives, and need a serious change in their routine.  He is an architect, she works as a computer tech at a university.  They will be running away to the country by the end of the book, leaving the rat race behind.

MM: Would love to runaway to the country, Susabelle! Sounds interesting. What inspires you when you’re writing?

SK: Many things can inspire me, but getting a story stuck in my head, or at least, a portion of a story, can fire me up and get me writing.  Also, I always write to music, as it seems to help my brain focus on the task at hand!

MM: Ahh…music opens the well of inspiration. What’s your favorite item on your writing desk?

SK: My laptop, of course!   Without it, I’d never be able to write.  It is my typewriter, my encyclopedia, and my file cabinet.  My writing desk is messy and cluttered, but it works for me.  It’s not so messy that things start falling off of it or anything.

MM: Sounds perfect! Now, just for fun…do you prefer…

Champagne or Beer? Beer.  I’m German, and from St. Louis.  There is nothing but beer.

Southern drawl or Scottish burr? Oh, gosh.  I wrote a guest blog post not too long ago about the boyfriend I had who spoke with a heavy York accent.  It is about as close to Scottish as you could get.  It was wonderful.

Kilt or Leather pants? I love a good looking man in a kilt!

Print book or e-reader? Print. I have tried eBooks, but I just can’t read them as long as I can a print book.  I sat in bed last night and read a paperback for more than two hours.  I’ve never done that with an eReader or an eBook.

Thanks so much for visiting, Susabelle. Wishing you all the best!



The renaissance fair is filled with characters and romance, but will it end in storybook love?


Schoolteacher Connie Meyers is suddenly a young widow, her husband killed in a horrific car accident. Heartbroken to find out he had gambled away everything they had, she moves to her sister-in-law’s Midwest home to rebuild her life. A trip to the local Renaissance Faire with her nieces leads to a summer job as a costumed storyteller.

Avowed bad boy and fair performer Gage Youngblood is infatuated with Connie at first sight. Despite his deliberately commitment-free life, and Connie’s don’t-touch-me attitude, he soon has her in his arms, realizing quickly she is also in his heart.

When she is threatened by her late husband’s bookie, he steps into the role of protector, his fate forever sealed with hers.


“Who said anything about a relationship?” he said, standing up so he could tower over her again. “I’m just trying to have a little fun. You know, fun?”

If he’d been an animal, she was sure he’d have had hair raised on the back of his neck, he seemed so angry, and it struck her painfully. She hadn’t wanted to anger him or hurt him. She turned away from him and closed her eyes to tamp down the tears she knew would come if she let them. She crossed her arms over her chest, to hold in the pain. Being tired made her much too vulnerable.

“Yes,” she finally said. “I know about fun. Life isn’t always fun, though.”

“Princess.” His voice was soft, tender. “I won’t hurt you. It’s not in my plan.”

Despite herself, she felt the shivers of desire race down from her shoulders, down her arms and legs, and back up to that secret, soft place at her core. She bowed her head and gritted her teeth, hoping for the feeling to go away.

“And what is your plan, Gage?”

“It’s a simple plan. I want you to feel good. I want to feel good, too.”

Buy Links:

The Wild Rose Press   Amazon   Barnes&Noble

About the Author:

Susabelle Kelmer is a wife and mother living at the base of the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado. She believes in romance, second chances, and the magic of moonlight. When she isn’t writing, she works with students with disabilities in the college environment.

Susabelle’s tagline: Love is Everything.

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  1. Thanks for hosting me today, Mary! I love doing author interviews!

  2. Liz Evans

    Wow…this sounds amazing, great interview Mary & its very nice to meet you Susabelle. Looks like I have another new book to read. Have a lovely day ladies

  3. Susabelle, I love ren faires as well. We have a Bristol Ren Faire here in Wisconsin. Great fun! I love your excerpt.

  4. Great interview. Hi Susabelle. Sounds like an interesting story and setting. Good luck on writing the next book.

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