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Write On, Wednesday: Suzanne Redfearn talks about her stunning new book NO ORDINARY LIFE, child stars, & the mother’s who protect them

By Leslie Lindsay  What might you do if you were suddenly thrust into a situation in which your husband has abandoned your family while at the same time your darling and precocious 4-year old daughter has caught the attention of admirers on YouTube? You might be tempted to follow the alluring path of child stardom…but at what cost?  Suzanne Redfearn delivers a captivating look of child actors against the contemporary backdrop of Hollywood, laced with a pulsing energy that will have you looking at the industry with new—perhaps jaded—eyes in a lesson on who to trust and who not to trust. Ultimately, the story is about motherhood, and what one down-on-her-luck mother does to protect the innocent lives of her children. I am thrilled to welcome Suzanne back to chat with us about her second book, NO ORDINARY LIFE (released Feb. 2, 2016).  Be sure to see my 2015 interview of Suzanne’s HUSH LITTLE BABY here.  Welcome, Suzanne! Leslie Lindsay: I understand much of this story was inspired by some of the beloved child stars …

Write On, Wednesday: Interview with Suzanne Redfearn, Author of HUSH LITTLE BABY

By Leslie Lindsay In a grippingly honest and electrifying debut, author Suzanne Redfearn has taken us on a horrific journey through the madness and terror of being a victim of domestic violence. The story is masterfully told, the pacing relentless, and the observations terribly realistic. In fact, you may find it a challenging read given the content at times. Still, it’s such an important book to open our eyes to the truth that lies behind some closed doors. L.L.: Suzanne, thank you so much for being with us today. I was so taken with HUSH LITTLE BABY (Grand Central, Oct 2013), that I found it hard to read, while simultaneously hard to put down. Can you explain how you were able to craft a story that was both heart-wrenching and insightful? Suzanne Redfearn: Thank you for hosting me and for your kind words. I kept a box of tissues beside my computer. Just as reading a story that is heart-wrenching can be difficult, so is writing it. The characters become real, and you feel for …