Snugs the Snow Bear

Snugs the Snow Bear

By   Publisher  Snow Leopard Publishing

ISBN  1944361421

ANSI  1944361421

Published in  


“Snugs The Snow Bear” is the first in a magical series of stories about a lovable, snuggable, huggable polar bear, and his tales of derring-do, along with a menagerie of animal friends. Come and meet Snugs, The Two Moose, Mrs Merryweather, Carla and James, as they take the voyage of a lifetime to a lighthouse on The Isle of Wight, a sunshine island off the South Coast of England, and miles and miles beyond! This first adventure will warm your heart as Snugs, in his own unique way, leaves a radiant, magical impression, especially on one little boy and girl.

What is the Tag Line for your book? (A short description of your book in a sentence or two)

"Snugs The Snow Bear" is the first in a magical series of Children's/Young Adult Fiction about a lovable, snuggable polar bear and his tales of derring-do. along with a menagerie of animal friends.

Do you write full time or part time

Almost full-time.

How do you structure your day when you write

I like to write when I get inspiration, sometimes very late at night!

Why do you write? (Example; For fun, to make extra money, a personal experience you want to share with the public)

I love writing, and I want to share my work with the world!

What are you working on right now / or your most recent work

Book Four of "The Snugs Series"

What inspired you to create this book

The magical optical illusion on the chalky cliffs of The Isle of Wight in England known as "The Isle of Wight Polar Bear"

What genre do you write in and why did you choose it

I am a Children's Fiction Author, and I specialize in Middle Grade/Young Adult fiction.

How much research did you do on your book? (If it applies)

A fair amount. I drew on real life experience in my childhood and adulthood to create the settings and the characters, although both are fictitious!

How do you think you have evolved creatively from when you first started writing until now

I play more to my strengths, and have more daring than when I started out! my characters tend to lead me and write themselves!

What was the hardest thing about writing this book for you

I felt a deep nostalgia for Southbourne, where I used to live.

What was the most rewarding

Seeing kids enjoy my stories, which I read live from time to time!

If you had to start over, is there anything you would do different

I would have started writing books at a younger age.

How have you evolved from when you first started writing until now

I know what works. I scrap anything I don't like, and I am ruthless at "chipping away" so that I keep things simple.

Are you a planner type person, or do you prefer to dive right in when you write

A diver, with a little bit of forward planning, too!

How much dialogue do you have with your readers

I like feedback, and I am happy to say it is good.

Do they influence your writing

I like to be responsive and adjust my approach or write what kids are interested in.

Do you recommend being a part of a support groups to help you with your writing


Do you work with an editor If so, how much input do they have

My publisher edits my work. He brings out the best in me and encourages me to develop ideas.

Was there anyone in your past that you think influenced your writing

Many people have encouraged me - too many to mention here.

Do you have any tips or useful resources on marketing

Get out there and meet people!

How are you publishing this book? (Indie / self-published, traditional)


What are your thoughts on book series

A good test of a writer, and valuable for readers who like to follow writers and their characters.

How long do you think a book should be? (Pages or words)

As long as it takes to say something worthwhile.

Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers

Alas, no!

What advice would you give to your younger self today

Go girl!

What is your favorite book or film

The Wizard of Oz.

If you don’t already have one, do you have plans to have a book trailer and what are your thoughts on them overall


What are you working on next

Book Five of "The Snugs Series"

When you get frustrated, how do you deal with it

Walk away from what I am doing, and return when I have had time to process things better.

What advice would you give a writer that is just starting out

Keep at it! Be bold!

About the Author

Suzy Davies

Suzy Davies is author of "Snugs The Snow Bear," Book One of a brand new Children/Young Adult Fiction Series. The hallmarks of Suzy's writing are strong characterisation and a sense of place. Suzy was inspired to write this book when she sighted "The Isle of Wight Polar Bear" a magical optical illusion that locals in Bournemouth, England, all know about! The story of Suzy's inspiration fro her series has made front page news in The isle of Wight County Newspaper Online, and world-famous animator of Michael Bond's "Paddington Bear," and Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories," Sheila Graber, has read "Snugs The Snow Bear," too, and praised the activities of Suzy's characters. They may well collaborate in the future! A British author, Suzy now resides in Florida with her American writer husband, not far from Daytona Beach. When she is not writing, Suzy likes to commune with nature. She also enjoys reading, cooking, mall-shopping, and going to music gigs.