SS&D Surprise Party! 3 Questions with Susan.

Alexa and I have organized a full week of posts to celebrate the release of Strange and Ever After, the third and final book in Susan Dennard's amazing series. Hope you'll join us!

Here we are at the final post of our surprise party! We hope you had as much fun as we did celebrating this series. And if you're already a fan like us, Alexa and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Strange & Ever After (we texted each other the whole time we read!). And if you haven't read the series yet, I hope our enthusiasm convinced you!

Now to end close out the surprise party, we have a little Q&A with Susan!

SUSAN: So, my fave scene in Strange & Ever After is… Well, I think it’s a tie between the crazy oh-my-gosh-we’re-gonna-die! parachute scene (Chapter 8) and then a certain romantic scene in the wheat fields around Heliopolis (Chapter 11). The parachute jump was just SO fun to write—my adrenaline was pumping as if I was actually there with Eleanor, flying through the air and trying to avoid the Hell Hounds. And then the romance scene…Well, it was a very ethereal scene for me to imagine—the setting, the silence, the tension—and I hope I managed to convey that. ;)


SUSAN: In all honesty, no. I’m really quite proud of how the series turned out, and I grew so much alongside Eleanor. Publishing one’s debut isn’t an easy experience, and I think I learned more a lot from Eleanor on how to handle it all. I learned to be brave even when I’m terrified. I learned that true loyalty and love means picking your battles. And I learned that I always have a choice—in happiness, in my actions, in my future.


SUSAN: YES! I totally already started a spin-off new adult series set a few years in the future at the Sheridan Institute (Eleanor’s new school for necromancy, voodoo, self-defense, and engineering). Will I ever publish it? Probably not. But I might share it with fans just for the fun of it. ;)

Thanks Susan for stopping by our blogs!
I personally would love to see a new adult series spin-off 
(and I am not ashamed to beg!).

Also, thanks to everyone who participated and
don't forget to enter our giveaway!


  1. This series has been so much fun to tune into and see the latest post! Thank you for sharing it, and to Alexa and Susan Dennard as well! I've loved reading the second book and all of these posts are getting me excited to read the third!

  2. I just love Susan. I just love the Something Strange & Deadly series! I'm so glad we were able to give it a proper send-off with our surprise party. Plus, the promise of a story in the future with these characters? YES PLEASE.


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