Welcome to my website. I’m Susan Nadathur, author of outcasts and outsiders, lover of literature. I’m not the girl in the vintage photograph, but maybe we share similar spirits. There must be some reason I was drawn to use her as my banner. Pensive, reflective, misunderstood, I sometimes feel like I belong to a different time and place.
I invite you to explore my world through the pages of this website. You’ll find information about me, my Spanish for childbirth books and workshops, my work with young adults, and my debut novel, City of Sorrows. You can read an excerpt from the novel, engage in book-related activities, and find out how to invite me to speak to your group or book club. To learn more about outsiders, outcasts, and the writing life visit my blog, where I share reflections and insight.
I hope you enjoy visiting here and would love to hear your comments. Another great place to share your thoughts and stories is on my community blog Label Me Different, a special forum for any and all who have been wounded by the stigma of being labeled “different.” Be sure to sign up for a chance to win a free copy of City of Sorrows in the book giveaway on the right-hand column. As an added benefit, you’ll get updates about future book releases, events in your area, and my work on behalf of Puerto Rican teens and Spanish Gypsies.
If you feel like sharing some of your world with me, please connect on this special forum for all the misfits who, like me, live in a colorfully chaotic world.
Announcing: Special Promotions and Giveaways in honor of El Dia de los Gitanos Andaluces.
On October 30, 1996, the Andalusian Parlament declared that November 22 is to be celebrated as El Día de los Gitanos Andaluces, The Day of the Andalusian Gypsies. This day celebrates the arrival of the first group of Gypsies (Gitanos) to Andalusia and their friendly reception by Don Miguel Lucas de Iranzo, Count of Jaén, in 1462. To read more about this celebration, click here.
In honor of El Día de los Gitanos Andaluces, City of Sorrows, my debut novel set in the enigmatic world of Gypsy Spain, is being offered at a special promotional price of 40% off the retail price on the Kindle edition and 30% off the print edition throughout the month of November. Additionally, I will donate one free copy.
To participate in this contest, go to Sunshine and Siestas and enter your name in the raffle by answering the following question: In twenty-five words or less, tell us why you think the Spanish Gypsy should be celebrated. You can earn more chances to win by following Cat and I on Twitter or liking our Facebook pages, but we’re both interested in hearing what you have to say about honoring this marginalized group. Contest begins on November 8 and ends on November 22, 2013. The winner will be notified by email and shipped either the print or Kindle version of the book.
Description of the Book
CITY OF SORROWS is an emotionally intense story about how relationships can get complicated, and how life is not always the way we want it to be . . .
Under normal circumstances, they never would have met. Andrés is a wealthy Spaniard, Diego a poor Gypsy, Rajiv an Indian immigrant. On a dark road outside the city of Seville, the lives of these three men come crashing together. One man’s anger leads to an unthinkable act, triggering another man’s obsession and forcing the third to negotiate his way through the underside of life. The choices they make ripple outward, throwing not only their lives, but an entire city, into turmoil and change.
A devastating loss.
A dangerous obsession.
City of Sorrows is an epic story of love, death, romance and rage. About what controls us . . . and the choices we must make to be free.
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TO BUY THE BOOK ON AMAZON SPAIN CLICK HERE
Watch the trailer here.