By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Sue Chamblin Frederick will be at the Madison County Library on Saturday, June 9, to hold a meet the author/book signing party, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sue Frederick’s memories take her to her childhood. She remembers her Granddaddy Terry’s country store and hog farm in Pinetta. She envisions the hot, sandy Belleville Road and a wooden bridge that spanned the Withlacoochee River.
Years have passed since she was Sue Chamblin and she pulled out a Nehi grape soda from an ice-filled washtub and she watched her Granddaddy Terry slap his Poland China hog named Pony with a whip from a willow tree. Warning them that Pony would eat them alive and to be careful, that didn’t stop Sue and her siblings from jumping off an old wooden fence onto the back of Pony as he “rooted and snorted his way around the muddy hog pen.”
“I left the tobacco fields of Pinetta years ago and began a life in a big city, but my thoughts never strayed far from the sight of summer green watermelons dotting the farmland,” Sue said, “or the fear of outdoors toilets that housed the biggest spiders in the county. It will always be home.”
Today, Sue writes spy novels. Her current novel, The Unwilling Spy, is set in World War II.
Promotional material for the book reads, “One must beware of this sweet Southern belle, “whose eyelashes are longer than her fingers, her lips as red as a Georgia sunset. Yet, behind the feminine façade of a Scarlett-like ingénue, lies an absolute and utterly calculating mind – a mind that hints of genius – a genius she uses to write books that will leave you spellbound.”
Beneath those eyelashes, one will discover she is dangerous. According to the book’s press release: “Put a Walther PPK pistol in her hands and she will kill you. Her German is so precise she’d fool Hitler. Her amorous prowess? If you have a secret, she will discover it — one way or the other.”
Her upcoming novel set for this fall will be Madame Delflote, Impeccable Spy.”
She also has another novel completed and almost ready to be published. Called Sanctuary of the Heart, the book is about the struggles of a Georgia family during the Depression era.
Not bad for a country girl, who was born in Live Oak in a three-room tin-roofed house, where the Suwannee River lies in close proximity and “flows the color of warm caramel.”
Born one of seven children, she said that her brother, John Chamblin, who lives in Madison, was the most intelligent.
Currently, Sue and her husband live on 20 acres in the piney woods of Florida. Her biography reads that her two daughters “live their lives hiding from their mother, whose imagination keeps their lives in constant turmoil with stories of apple-rotten characters and plots that cause the devil to smile.”
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By Jacob Bembry