Interview Susan Violante

Topics of conversation:

  • Teaching Children about Nature and People

  • Being a Book Reviewer and an Author

  • Writing Different Genres

  • Becoming an Illustrator

  • Balancing Act of Living Life and Writing

Born and raised in Venezuela of Italian immigrants, Susan Violante completed a BA in Political Science and Business Administration before moving to the US . Although she built a career as a Business Analyst/Accountant, she also kept herself active as a freelance writer in the US; publishing articles, poetry, children's stories, and illustrations. 

Susan published her first book : Innocent War: Behind An Immigrant's Past - Book 1 in 2009, and released her revised edition in 2011.  Her sequel to Innocent War, Emerging from the Rubble is scheduled to be published later this year. Tuma: The Tribe's Little Princess was published in 2014 under her own label, I Have Something To Say Press.

Susan is the Managing Editor of Reader Views, a book review and author publicity service where avid readers can find reviews of recently published books as well as read interviews with authors.  She is also Managing Editor of First Chapter Plus, an online e-Catalog that introduces books to Libraries, Bookstores, Media, Reviewers, Bloggers and Readers.

Susan resides in Austin, TX with her husband (Michel), her two daughters, Senior parents and her dog, Peggy.  




The learning of Nature and Geography of faraway lands through the story of Tuma comes alive in its picture book format. Tuma is a little princess from a Tribe on the tropical Caribbean coast of Venezuela. Her father is the tribe's King and guardian of their magical stone. Tuma always listened to her friend Loro (the parrot) stories about the Magical stone that bared her name. Both of them were intrigued about the purpose of such beautiful gem, so one day Tuma and Loro ventured to faraway lands in search of the meaning of the magical stone....

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