The Making of a Mystery Writer

I feel lucky to be transcontinental and transatlantic, equally at home in California and Florida, with a large and boisterous extended family in England, including twenty-three cousins, which seems like a lot.

I wear a Starfleet communicator pin and a Mystery Writers of America membership pin, but seldom at the same time.

My teapot is never cold and my family is pretty much agreed that I can’t make a decent cup of coffee. We share our lives with a standard poodle called Picasso.

I used to be a newspaper reporter. I’ve also designed marketing and public relations for a safari park, raised funds for non-profit organizations, and been president of the Palm Beach County (Fla.) Attractions Association.

I love the Golden Age mysteries, written between the world wars by writers like Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, and Ngaio Marsh.

My first novel, The Man on the Washing Machine, won the 2014 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition (Yay me!)

At Home With Susan

Susan with Picasso

Susan with Picasso

Susan at Land’s End, San Francisco

Susan at Land’s End, San Francisco


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