- I love stepping on dry, crunchy leaves! It brings out the kid in me.
- I strongly dislike bananas, but love homemade banana cake and banana bread.
- I love to write in the dark in the early morning before the sun rises. I find it so very peaceful, and it feels as if no one or nothing else exists except my characters, their stories, and me.
- I wanted to be a gospel singer. I grew up in a Pentecostal church and my earliest memories are filled with being a child and singing in the choir. As I grew older, I sang in groups and eventually as a soloist. I’ve sang on several recordings, but my solo career never manifested. One day, maybe.
- I am the middle of three daughters. I have two children, and my sisters each have one son.
- I dislike coffee!!! Well, except when it comes to baking. I’ll allow it then as coffee deepens the flavor of chocolate. Add some to the next chocolate cake you bake and see what you think.
- I’m a messy writer. I have good intentions to be organized and cute, but my notes are everywhere! On my phone. Notepads. Sticky notes. My methods would drive an anal person crazy.
Suzette D. Harrison, a native Californian and the middle of three daughters, grew up in a home where reading was required, not requested. Her literary "career" began in junior high school with the publishing of her poetry. While Suzette pays homage to Alex Haley, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, Langston Hughes, and Toni Morrison as legends who inspired her creativity, it was Dr. Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings that unleashed her writing. The award-winning author of Taffy is a wife and mother of two teens, and she holds a culinary degree in pastry and baking. Mrs. Harrison is currently cooking up her next novel...in between batches of cupcakes.