Romancing September #RomancingSeptember – Day 20


Welcome to Day 20 of Romancing September Across The World Tour. Today our guest is Susan Buchanan. Catch up with more from Susan in a few hours with the second part of our tour when Stephanie chats to her.


Where is your home town?

Kilsyth, near Glasgow, although I don’t live there anymore. I live south of the city now.

How long have you been writing romance?

Well, it’s not pure romance, more chick lit, so let’s say 2 years, as my first novel was more drama-based, even though there’s lots of romance in Sign of the Times too.

What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?

Chicklit, without question, although I do like those with a bit of a moral to them and I am not a fan of those with Jimmy Choos and where everyone works in PR or Media.

Where does Gill work? 

She has her own recruitment company, based in Glasgow.

What does she do about her lack of a love life?

Initially she ignores it, but her friends keep trying to set her up on blind dates, which are awful. After a terrible date with a pumped-up gym bore, she joins Happy Ever After dating agency, after seeing an ad on a bus billboard.

How many men does she meet? 


Tell us a bit about some of the men?

Well, there’s Anton, the Russian research scientist, who is very sensitive to her needs and very thoughtful. There’s Sean, the Irishman who works in music (Gill has a thing for Irish accents). Then Charlie who’s separated and has a little girl. Seeing him in his flying jacket makes Gill think of Tom Cruise in Top Gun. And we’ll keep the others a secret for now!

Gill and her friends take a trip to Spain, who does she meet there?

She meets a man, in the unlikeliest of circumstances, just when she is taking a break from dating (even if it’s only over a long weekend). But it isn’t a romantic meeting, although he does save her.

Tell us what you are working on at the moment.

When I get time, I’m working on two books, a Christmas book , which unfortunately isn’t likely to be finished in time for this Christmas, and What If, the story of Cameron, a bit of a lad, a serial womanizer who at 45 has an epiphany which will change his life and question his sanity!

Where can readers find out more about you?

Susan Buchanan

Oh, even though I’m a lot busier these days, I am still often to be found on

Twitter susan_buchanan,

occasionally I nip over to Facebook – ,

and, of course, there’s always my blog –

Find a copy of The Dating Game here from or

Find out more about Susan from Stephanie Hurt’s blog and all our Romance writers

12 thoughts on “Romancing September #RomancingSeptember – Day 20

  1. Best of luck with your latest release, Susan. Re the Christmas book…there’s always next year, and doesn’t Christmas come around all to quickly?! Caroline xx


  2. Thanks Rosie for including me in this great blog hop. So glad you enjoyed The Dating Game, June. If I ever get time there might be a spin-off story from it!
    Thanks, Caroline – yes, it will definitely be ready for next Christmas! And yes, just over 3 months to go for this year’s Christmas!


  3. Wow… I can’t believe it is already day 20 of the Romancing September Across the world book tour… It is going by fast! This was a fun interview to read. It is always fun to learn more about a book that looks like it would be a fun read. It seems that, by the tidbits of information that were mentioned about this book that Gill has a long journey ahead of her for her story.


  4. Hi, Susan! Nice seeing you here! I greatly enjoyed your interview, and I must agree with you on love stories with a moral, those are the ones I like the most. Good luck for your Christmas novel, crossing fingers you can release it on time 🙂


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