Introducing RRBC Spotlight Author S.M. Spencer

It’s that time again, dear readers. RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB has introduced the newest member to receive the Spotlight Author honor. This time it’s S. M. Spencer, author of the Absent Shadows Trilogy. My blog is your blog, Sandy…

Q & A Bog #8 – S M Spencer


S M Spencer – author DESTINY, Absent Shadows Trilogy Book One

Destiny with AIA and IB cropped


  1. How do you handle writer’s block?

I don’t think I get writer’s block. I tend to write in spurts, but if I’m not in the mood to write, I don’t let it get to me—I just do other things. This is one of the greatest things about being a self-published author; I only have one boss to report to, and she’s pretty relaxed about me going out to ride my horse, or doing whatever else takes my fancy.

  1. Do you have a soundtrack to your book?

No … do you think Hans Zimmer might be interested in doing one for me? I pretty much love every one of his soundtracks.

  1. Who is your favourite author?

I don’t have just one. It depends on the mood I’m in at the time. Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Mary Stewart, Daphne Du Maurier, JRR Tolkien and John Lescroart are some of my favourites, but there are a lot of others too.

  1. What made you decide to become a writer?

When I finished Daphne Du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek, I couldn’t get the story and characters out of my head for the longest time. Years later, I went to Cornwall, and found what I thought could have been the setting for the book. There I relived those pages once again. I had so much respect for the author’s ability to create something that had such a lasting effect on me that I wanted to do the same thing.

  1. Do you have a favourite book?

I tend to have a new favourite every time I finish a good one. For example, for a while my favourite was The Glade, by a fellow indieBRAG Medallion honoree, Harmony Kent. But this changed as soon as I read the next really good book. My favourties have included such classics as Gone with the Wind, The House at Pooh Corner, Something Wicked This Way Comes and of course, the Harry Potter series.

S M Spencer’s first series is called Absent Shadows Trilogy. To find out more about the series, and obtain free samples of each of the books, visit Amazon:


You can also follow her on Facebook at:  for advice about upcoming promotions as well as updates on the books she’s currently working on.

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11 thoughts on “Introducing RRBC Spotlight Author S.M. Spencer

  1. Jan Hawke

    As a native of Cornwall, I can thoroughly agree with your feelings for Daphne Du Maurier’s writing talent for ‘taking you there’, Sandy! 😀 I can also detect her influence on you for Bk 1 in your Trilogy – I was ‘there’ in Melbourne as well!
    Thanks for hosting Beem! 😉


  2. rebeccacarteremona

    I’m with you about the last good book you read being your favorite. I’m like that, too. I hate to even consider giving any of them away or lending them out for fear I won’t get them back–even if I never read them again. 🙂



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