Authors I Like: Sue Knott, Parody Enthusiast

Today's author is Sue Knott, author of a few pretty funny parodies of wildy successful novels... like there's any other kind. Sue and I got to be internet buddies after I reviewed one of her books (see below), which turned out to be pretty damned funny! She's a sweet lady with a wicked sense of humor- as you'll soon see.




TwiLITE A Parody by Sue Knott This parody skewers the best-selling novel about the sparkly undead. Whether you're a "Twilight" lover or hater, you'll find TwiLITE totally "amazing" (the word used most frequently in the scores of reviews generated on scribd). The scribd preview garnered a 5-star rating and rave reviews including: "I love Twilight. But I swear I think I almost love this even more." "This was hilarious!" "boi i luv this book!! amazing"


"TwiLITE A Parody" is a true parody, following Stephenie's book non-event by non-event, exposing the ridiculous every step of the way. Our stars are Edward Sullen and Bella Swoon, and boy is she clumsy. Edward, of course, has the face that launched 300 pages of gushing prose. (Can we call it prose if it made us want to vomit?) If you haven't already read "Twilight," you'll just say, "Hunh?" after reading this parody. So, go waste valuable hours reading that amazingly light 498-page tome so you can laugh your butt off over "TwiLITE A Parody!" This 4th edition is 25% longer than previous editions. That's 24.9% more laughs.


Buy Links: Amazon Kindle / Amazon Paperback



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Catching On Fire by Sue Knott Visions of a horrific, dystopian future have been tattooed on Rachel's brain for as long as she can remember. She believes the strange symbols attached to those visions are the key to avoiding that future. When she discovers someone else shares the same visions, she dedicates herself to finding other seers and unlocking the mystery of the symbols. Her quest grows in urgency as the present appears to increasingly resemble the path to the future she fears.


During her quest, Rachel discovers that answers -- and love -- are elusive. And people are not always as they appear.


Blurring the line between reality and fiction, this novel combines elements of romance, mystery, intrigue, and science in a way that should appeal to a wide variety of readers.


Set in Buffalo, NY, and Tortola, BVI Suitable for mature young adults as well as adult readers.


From Kirkus Reviews: Quirky, paranormal adventure...inventive first novel...provocative thesis...Knott’s sharp comedic sense permeates her writing...imaginative tale peppered with adventurous escapades...


From Goodreads reviews: "One of the best books I have read..I wasn't able to put it down...I wish I could know what the characters are doing now..." Vivianna


"I don't think I've read anything this unique in a while." Sage


"I recommend this to any type of reader, no matter what genre of book you tend to enjoy!" Andrea


Buy Links: Amazon Kindle / Amazon Paperback



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The H. Unger Games Gone Wild A Parody by Lardyard Hampoon and Sue Knott Warning: Rude references to breasts and masturbation. (Not that parents who let their kids read books as violent as "The Hunger Games" would care.) Phatness Evermean finds herself volunteering for the Games on Infinite Justice Day (slogan: Sticking It To The Revolting Districts For Infinity) -- only to be partnered with Kneader Malarky. (You could almost believe he's a decent human being, if there was such a thing in PanAm.) Phatness trusts no one except perhaps, her hunting partner, Windy, and her Games stylist, Sinner. (Where would a girl be if she didn't have a stylist she could trust?)


Kneader turns out to be a boy to die for -- but the one person who really needs to understand this, hasn't got a clue. But that Malarky boy is a clever one. He just may win Phatness's way or another. (Watch out Phatness, you may be outmatched!)


Phatness exudes a busty appeal heretofore unknown to the Capitol District, adding an (ahem) entirely new dimension to the H. Unger Games (named for the persnickety inventor of the Games, Helix Unger). There's no need for real arrows when cupid's are so much more accurate and just as deadly.


"The best Hunger Games parody out there... though that's not saying much," Effin Ijiot.


And not to be outdone by Kirkus, here's a few words of my own about it: REVIEW EXCERPTS FROM JOHN GREEN, AMAZON TOP 1000 REVIEWER, VINE™ VOICE: "...this was funny! And I don't just mean "heh, got in a good one" funny, more like "lol- they nailed it" funny...this is a YA parody there's no actual shagging going on,'s pretty comical! ...some very witty satire'll put a smile on your face."


Buy Links: Amazon Kindle / Amazon Paperback




Sue Knott has been writing professionally for more years than she cares to admit. She enjoys writing parodies as they make her laugh while she's writing. However, she also enjoys writing fiction, especially romance and stories that imagine the future.


Sue is the doting mother of a teen son and the long-suffering wife of an equally long-suffering (but much crankier) husband. She has also been "mom" to a bunny (now deceased) and an extremely energetic Siberian Husky who jumps on her keyboard when she's busy writing.


She has had a varied and successful career as an advertising copywriter. She has lived in Pittsburgh, PA; NYC; LaCrosse, WI; Scranton, PA; and currently makes her home in upstate NY. Occasionally she tries her hand at stand-up comedy, though she is in complete and total terror whenever she takes the stage. Sue is an avid gardener and wishes she had time to pursue craft projects or even just to clean her house. Sue has a sweet tooth. She wears a size 9 shoe. She collects art glass. She recycles. She sewed her own wedding gown (big mistake). She revels in the outdoors and longs to be on the beach. She prattles on at the keyboard. She is a safety nutcase. And she loves to Zumba.


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