Today I'm pleased as punch to welcome Angie Frazier, author of the very popular Everlasting series and now the author of a new middle grade series! The Midnight Tunnel is Suzanna Snow's first adventure. She is a quirky, witty and completely fantastic young girl. You can find my review of the book here!
I'm actually lucky today to have Suzanna stop by and share a little about herself with you. If this doesn't make you fall in love with her, I just don't know what will.
1. Hi Suzanna and welcome! Do you prefer I call you Zanna? If you had to describe yourself in just one word, what would you choose and why?
Oh, yes, please call me Zanna. Almost everyone does—though my mother believes nicknames are terribly improper. If I were to describe myself in one word, I would choose “astute.” I may not always be “proper” but I have a sharp mind, and detectives can do more with a sharp mind than they can with proper manners.
2. What would you say is the best part of working at your family's hotel?
Well, it’s definitely not the chores I’m required to do every day! The guests are an interesting bunch to observe. They’re so different from me and my parents and everyone else here in Loch Harbor. They can be very entertaining!
3. You are quite the detective! When you're not doing detective work or helping out around the hotel, what do you like to do for fun?
Idle time is hard to come by at the Rosemount, but when I find it, I love to read, especially crime and mystery novels. I like to walk the paths through Juniper Forest too, to the bluffs overlooking Lobster Cove.
4. Other than Issac it seems you don't have many people your age around. Does life at the hotel ever get lonely?
I’m never lonely during the summer season, but it’s a different story when the hotel closes down in the fall. Isaac leaves for the fall and winter, and all the guests and help leave as well. I wish I had friends at my school, but I don’t have much in common with other girls my age. Fortunately, I’m expecting an invitation from my uncle to spend the fall in Boston!
5. If we were to walk into your room right now, what book might we find waiting to be read?
I don’t think you’d be surprised to see all of the Sherlock Holmes novels—The Hound of the Baskervilles is my favorite. I also have some Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, and Charles Dickens.
6. What is one food that you simply cannot live without?
The Rosemount’s cook, Nellie, makes the most delicious bread! Thankfully, she stays at the Rosemount year-round. I don’t know if I’d be able to last all fall, winter, and spring without her homemade bread and butter.
7. Last question! After everything that has happened, are you done with detective work or is your excitement even stronger?
I would never give up detective work! It’s the only thing I can imagine doing for a living. My uncle Bruce isn’t the only person that will try and discourage a woman from becoming a detective, but I’ll prove him and everyone else wrong. I’m definitely ready for the next mystery to solve.
Thank you so much to Angie and to Suzanna both :). Go ahead and add this book to your most watched list, you know you want to!
A mysterious adventure of self-discovery that reveals shocking secrets!
It is 1905 and young Suzanna works at her family's inn in Loch Harbor, New Brunswick, where she is trained to be a well-mannered hostess and a charming lady. Suzanna has other ideas for her future--she wants to be a detective. When a young guest goes missing on a stormy summer night, Suzanna's famous detective uncle, and idol, comes to solve the case. But Suzanna learns that not everything is as it seems. With a little help from her friends, can she solve the mystery of the missing girl before her uncle gives up?