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#Indiechat – Building a Publishing Team

by Samantha Knoerzer •  July 9, 2015  •   Follow SamanthaKnoerze

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We’re excited to have Suzette Brown, @thesuzettebrown, as our guest on Tuesday’s #IndieChat on 7/14/15.

Suzette Brown, author of Alzheimer’s Through My Mother’s Eyes, will be joining us on #IndieChat to talk about building a publishing team.





Every week we host #IndieChat on Twitter and invite industry experts and authors to discuss and share tips on the indie and publishing landscape. #Indiechat is held every Tuesday at 4pm ET. You can check out our previous chat logs on BiblioCrunch Storify.

Need instructions on how to join? Here’s how.

@MiralSattar from the  Bibliocrunch team will be hosting from the BiblioCrunch Twitter account (@Bibliocrunch)


About Suzette Brown: 

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I am originally from Canada, born in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  Still known as a “Newfie”.  My parent’s were both immigrants and I came into this country at the tender age of 6 years old.  I became an American citizen at 17 years of age.  I have lived in Virginia my entire life, and it is a beautiful state to call home.  My husband and I live in the Hampton/Newport News area  We enjoy taking long walks with our dogs, watching movies together, going out to visit friends and generally spending time together.


My life is calm and what some would call even boring, but my husband and I love it.  We have been married for 32 years this year, in August.  Our son lives in Charlotte, North Carolina – and our families had the pleasure of joining together as my son and his fiance’ married in April.  What a joyous celebration we all enjoyed – as we came together as one family.


I am the proud owner of a Therapy Dog International, named Flower.  We visit hospitals, convalescent centers, assisted living facilities, adult day care centers and retirement homes.  We have reached the 250 documented visit point as a team – which means a lot of love and joy to sick and infirmed patients/residents.  When my mother got ill – and was placed in an assisted living facility and later a convalescent center, I remember seeing Therapy Dogs and the joy they brought patients.  Big smiles and happiness.  Now I am able to give back with Flower – as a volunteer.   It makes a differenced in someone’s day as their face lights up petting a stroking Flower.


We also visit Alzheimer’s patients in the convalescent centers, and the reaction to Flower is incredible to watch.  The transformation is truly heartwarming.


We also just purchased a German shepherd puppy, that we named Jax.  Possible therapy dog?  We will have to wait and see.


I thank my parent’s for my upbringing, the love, morals, work ethic and the culture that we received as children.  We travelled a lot as a family and travelling will always be in my blood.


Currently working on book #2 – and let’s just say it is the complete opposite of my Alzheimer’s story !



About Samantha Knoerzer

I am the Social Media Coordinator and Author Relations Manager for BiblioCrunch. And I love to read, OF COURSE! From the classics to YA and children's, you can find me reading it all. I have a masters in publishing from NYU's Print and Digital Media Studies masters program, and have undergraduate degrees in music, marketing, and english. I have a passion for reading, music, and travel. My goal is to travel to as many places around the world as possible. If you need to find me, you can catch me traveling all around the world at any chance I get – always with a book in hand!