Susan Speaks: Lead-in to Hanukkah Thursday Thirteen


To help you feel more comfortable with some of what’s going on around here, today I’m introducing a new series where I get to talk to you about the background of the fiction you’re either about to read, or should have already enjoyed. Consider it a look inside an author’s mind.

Today, I need to set you up for this week’s Thursday Thirteen.

Thursday Thirteen #8, the Hanukkah Edition, brings together Kerri Voss, Amy London, and Chelle LaFleur. The one thing these women have in common is, of course, the fictional band ShapeShifter. Most specifically, ShapeShifter’s singer and rhythm guitarist, Mitchell Voss.

Kerri is Mitchell’s wife. Amy is Mitchell’s older sister. And Chelle is Mitchell’s friend. While Kerri and Amy see each other often, both living in the fictional city of Riverview, Chelle’s the outsider here. Still, these are the three women you guys know the best, although there are others floating around, who you’ll meet later on.

Together, these three women have a synergy about them that I’m sure you’ll enjoy. That’s why I sat them down and asked them to talk about the holiday of Hanukkah. Given that these three women all have a certain similar sensibility, the results are probably not what you’d expect from one of the usual Thursday Thirteens that we do here at a West of Mars. Or a Thursday Thirteen you might see elsewhere.

See you for this week’s Thursday Thirteen.



  1. Rashenbo

    December 19, 2006 5:59 pm

    Very cool… can’t wait till tomorrow. 🙂

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried

    December 19, 2006 6:00 pm

    Tomorrow? Tomorrow’s Wednesday! br /br /(heh heh Het)

  3. Rashenbo

    December 19, 2006 7:48 pm

    Yeah… but you know you’ll be posting it tomorrow evening! 🙂

  4. scooper

    December 19, 2006 8:19 pm

    I’ll be back to check you out Thurs.

  5. Susan Helene Gottfried

    December 19, 2006 11:22 pm

    A-ha! Someone who understands the idea of THURSDAY. *grin*

  6. karen!

    December 20, 2006 11:16 am

    I’m ready for tomorrow!

  7. cheesygiraffe

    December 20, 2006 12:34 pm

    It’s Wednesday now. I can’t wait for TOMORROW! 😛

  8. musiewhoknowsnothing

    December 20, 2006 6:12 pm

    it’s wed where i live too..LOL so umm how many hours?? you’ve got my curriousity piqued. needs to be thursday..hey susan it’s thursday in i say to be friendly to your european groupies you should post now!

  9. Lswriter

    December 20, 2006 9:33 pm

    It’s Thursday and I’m still waiting … 😀

  10. Susan Helene Gottfried

    December 20, 2006 9:34 pm

    Geez. How’d I get such impatient groupies?br /br /Well, I love you guys anyway. I’ll post soon, I promise.

  11. musieimpatientgroupie

    December 21, 2006 10:23 am

    you write well..that’s how

  12. Susan Helene Gottfried

    December 21, 2006 12:47 pm

    Ah. Well, that’s a darn good reason to have impatient groupies, then. Thanks!

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