Suzanne LaRosa-Herlihy – The Visitor

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

The Visitor is really a television series idea. It is a paranormal fictional tv idea with four episodes already written. It is available for any producer to pick up.

I’ve written nine fiction stories and one screenplay…all available for sale.

Tell us something about yourself.

I’m a 49 year old wife and mother living in New Jersey.

I went to school for sewing but my real passion was story telling.

I do have an Amazon author page.

What inspired you to write this book?

I wrote the Visitor after my brother had died.

I had a dream that I was going to visit him in heaven but I was the ghost and I had to solve the problems of heaven and earth before I could earn the right to see my family.

How did you choose the title?

I would visit heaven and then wake up in my bed every night. A dream over and over again.

What obstacles did you encounter in getting this book published? How did you overcome them?

It was very hard to write. I would think of my brother and start to cry and I had to stop writing. It was left for over a year before I could get back to it.

I knew that it was important to get this story out and show respect to my brother. It is published at

How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?

I went to vo-tech for sewing but soon gave that up because I wanted to be a great story teller.

Do you have any writing rituals?

Most of my stories are inspired by dreams or from actor Keanu Reeves.

How do you come up with the names for your characters?

Actually…Facebook has some very interesting people and strange names. Or I’ll just make them up.

Did you learn anything from writing and publishing this book? What?

As a writer, I would just like to say that the publishing companies are not fair! If a plumber comes to your house…, to fix your sink? Does he fix your sink and pay you? NO!

Why should writers work all day and then be asked to pay for publishing and to promote their books?

It seems that a writer should just get paid for their talent.

If you were doing it all over again, what would you do differently?

There should be more traditional publishers. Do the work. Get paid. Simple as that.

What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors?

Agatha Christie. I have the whole collection.

It’s sad actually. Books from 100 years ago are falling apart. And I’d hate to see any of my books falling apart with the pages missing. This is why ebooks should be a more popular choice for everyone.

Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?

I’ve written nine fiction stories. One I made into a screenplay. I also have one idea for a tv series and I’m now working on a fictional paranormal manuscript. It may be a book and also a tv series…we’ll see.

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

“Don’t quit your day job, but don’t quit writing either.”

Who is the perfect reader for your book?

I’d like to say,”The avid reader” but I’ll say the YA reader. They have more of an open visionary mind to fiction stories and are more amused.

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?

I’m self published at and I also have a website to help other authors list their ebooks. (We have to stick together)