by Susan V. Vaughn
There is something about human touch that helps people open up. The second I would place my hands on someone's head or run my fingers through their hair, it was like flipping a switch. That person would visibly relax and give me their trust. More times than not the people in my chair would talk about their struggles in life, their fears, their pain. I got to see the world through different perspectives. Hairdressers can become therapists if they do their craft right. It is not so much about creating a hair style that makes a person feel good, although that is important. It is about listening to that client, and forming a human connection through touch and empathy.
My time in the hair trade taught me a lot about people, about myself, and about creativity in general. When I write, I try to be honest with my characters. I take what I know about being human and apply it to my craft. When I was a hairdresser, I would put myself in my client's shoes to understand them better. When a customer left my chair feeling good both inside and out, I knew I was doing my job right. As a writer, I put myself in my character's shoes and write from their perspective. When a reader finishes one of my books and feels a connection to it, I know I'm doing my job right.
It didn’t take long for this hairdresser by trade to turn her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories. Susan lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of scenarios.
Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm and wit.
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Susan's Newest Contemporary Romance: Beyond Fate
Julia Diaz never wanted to fall for her friend's older brother, especially at a college frat party. But, for some reason, her heart was stolen by Russell that night. Eight years after, she never forgot him. Now destiny has brought them together. Only this time Russell is no longer a boy. He’s a man who knows what he wants and will not be denied.
Russell Webb used to be optimistic, and fun loving until a family tragedy turned his world on its side. Putting all his focus on work, he picked himself back up, and managed to turn his grief into something resembling a life. When a woman from his past reappears, and gives him a glimpse of true happiness, he’ll do anything to secure her heart. Even face the darkness he has avoided for so long.
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