Under the Covers: A Valentine’s Day Author Event

Join me at

A Day of Romance @Sachem Public Library

Saturday, February 10

The Power of Love

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Join a panel of published romance authors to celebrate the power of love! The romance genre is dominated by women writers and readers, and these books celebrate the power of love and women’s agency. We’ll consider the ways that romance can inspire, delight, and strengthen women in their lives beyond the page. The panel will feature Patty Blount, Jeannie Moon, Meara Platt, and Nika Rhone.

Valentine’s Day Author Fair

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Meet writers of contemporary, historical, suspense, fantasy, and YA romance—and there will be chocolate!

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

I’ll be there with copies of both Saving Toby and Keeping Claudia and special chocolate treats!




Author Discovery Box

Storyteller Alley’s Author Discovery Box featuring Saving Toby

The Saving Toby Author Discovery Box will ship on December 1st and includes:

  • Signed copy of Saving Toby by Suzanne McKenna Link
  • Something to make the room smell just like the Long Island shore from  A to Z Candles
  • Something to help you get your date night snack on from Allspice Emporium
  • Something to make the world a prettier place from Plantables & Paper
  • Something handmade to inspire a little daydreaming from The Rugged Heart

Perfect for the Book Lover on your Gift-Giving List!

Find out more at Storyteller Alley

Why write a book review?

Good or bad, all authors crave reviews of their work.

Of course, we’d all love it if everyone adored our work, but just as every single reader comes to a book with their own personal feelings, beliefs and experiences, every single one will have their own opinion.

Negative reviews are sort of like labor pains, they come with every new ‘birth.’ As an author, you learn to breath through them, and the wise author will distill them to find a takeaway, a lesson they can bring with them to the next project.

Being my 2nd time around in the author seat, I know to expect there’ll be people who won’t like my books. Still, I look forward to hearing what you have to say about my stories. I like to know what readers connect with or do not connect with.

The bottom line is, reviews help authors find their audience.

I truly hope you LOVE my books, but however you feel, I encourage you, feed an author, leave a review.


ARC Winners Picked!


Readers selected to receive a FREE advance reader copy of Keeping Claudia:

1.    Andrea Massetti 

2.    Michele Blydenburgh

3.    Denise Wallstedt

4.    Barbara Haining

5.    Cassie (msdafnee)

6.     Michelle Carmony

7.     Regina (regina.brownell11)

8.     Melissa Payne

9.     Maureen Norris

10.   Marilyn (6gugs)

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who entered.*


Well, I’m sure you really are a winner, but maybe not in the context of this giveaway. And if that’s so, don’t despair! There’ll be other contests and opportunities to win free books and other awesome goodies in the near future. Stay tuned!


  • On or about May 25,  you will receive an email with further instructions.
  • Download a copy of the free book via link sent.
  • Read and enjoy.
  • Share your thoughts about the book.

*Winners were selected using the random list generator at www.Random.org


Keeping Claudia Cover Reveal

Love Amid the Pride and Prejudices of Growing Up on Different Sides of a Small Town.


How do you love someone whose past goes against everything you’ve ever known or trust in a future you’ve yet to believe in?

Back home in a town she once fled, headstrong Claudia Chiametti returns to the arms of the only guy ever to awaken her heart. Everything about Toby Faye contradicts her family’s traditions and values, but she’s ready to take a chance on love.

Toby finally has the girl he’s long dreamed of within his reach. But it’s only a matter of time before light will be cast on the dark corners of a secreted past.

Can Claudia love him unconditionally … or will the truth cost Toby what he wants most?

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard.

Keeping Claudia is the emotional finale to the love story that began in Saving Toby, an unforgettable journey of a couple who discover the only way to love someone is with an open heart.

Preorder Keeping Claudia on Amazon

Available June 1st!