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Susanne is a finalist in the RWA 2021 RuBY (Romantic Book of the Year). She was also a finalist in their 2011 Emerald Award, and placed third in the 2015 Pan Macmillan short story competition with Chez Romeo.

She loves good single malt Scottish whisky, tea, and connecting with readers.

Born and raised in Toowoomba, Susanne is an Australian author of contemporary and suspense romances set in exciting and often exotic locations, and rural romance set in Australia, and historical stories. She adores travel with her husband, both at home and overseas, and weaves stories around the settings and people she encounters.

Her heroes have to be pretty special to live up to her real life hero. He saved her life then married her.

She is popular as a speaker and has presented at a variety of events:

- Steele Rudd Pilgrimage (keynote speech) - Toowoomba Literary Society

- Dynamic Life, U3A programme

- Inner Wheel, Toowoomba - fundraiser for Toowoomba Hospice

- Libraries

- Book clubs, literary groups

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Authors Book Genres
Historical Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Rural Romance
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Author's Books
Book Title
Historical Fiction

He's the King's man ... will he also be hers?

The war with Bonaparte rages in France while the London Season is in full swing. Businessman William Ravenshoe plans to propose to Lady Clementine, but a secret interview at the War Office upsets his plans and he is immediately deployed to spy for the King.

When Clementine's fiance goes missing before the announcement is made, she agrees to a fake engagement with his best friend to keep her parents happy.

But where is Will, and why did he disappear right before their betrothal?


One gourmet party. Four potential couples. The taste of love?

Devastated by her parents' divorce and the impending sale of the family restaurant, Flick Ardmore is determined to find the money to buy the restaurant herself. She doesn't expect to find herself stranded in Rainbow Cove with no car, no work, and no prospect of success.

Xander McIntyre, owner of the luxury Rainbow Cove Resort, is a workaholic developer with a looming deadline hindered by the arrival of his young special needs sister, Jenny.

When Flick connects with Jenny, it seems like the perfect solution to both their problems - if only Flick and Xander can ignore the undeniable spark between them. Or will their building attraction cause more problems than it solves?

Book Title
Romantic Suspense

Andrea de Villiers can't lie to save herself. But when developer, Matt Mahoney, buys the building she and a friend have established as a safe house in the Melbourne CBD, she decides that protecting The Shelter is more important than her aching heart. She will confront Mr Mahoney, and she will emerge victorious. There are no other options.

But Matt has other plans for Andie, and she soon finds herself ensnared in a web of well–meaning lies and benevolent deceit. To protect the building and the families that depend on her, Andie agrees to play the part of Matt's fiancée, and play it convincingly.

But lies soon bleed into truth, and what was once a deception starts to feel all too real. Can Andie accomplish her goals and protect The Shelter, without losing her heart to the charming Irish developer?

Author's Books
Book Title
Rural Romance

Fire Captain, Kel Jones, suspects an arsonist is active in his town of Bindarra Creek. But he’s distracted by his newest recruit, petite Greek goddess, Thalia of the divine-baklava.
When a callout to an accident gives him his first break in the case, he’s shocked when the investigation throws up an unexpected suspect. Sparks fly as the search for truth pits him against his newest recruit.

Book Title
Rural Romance

Geilis Romney is determined to expand her family’s business into a top boutique winery, but her father insists she employs Rick Peyton, the one man she cannot trust.
Against her wishes, Rick moves onto the property to keep a closer eye on the vineyard.
Sparks fly, but he resists the attraction of the woman who thinks the worst of him.
Rick is determined to put his chequered history behind him, but as he works side by side with Geilis to bring in the harvest, can she forget his past?

Book Title

When young Kaden Roscoe breaks into Anna Wilkins’ cottage, he sets off a chain of events that puts her on a collision course with the new lawyer in town.
When Jack Donaldson takes on the case, the last thing he expects—or wants— is to share the care of a troubled teenager with this feisty woman.
When trouble comes to their door, can Jack and Anna work together to keep Kaden safe long enough to testify?

Book Title #76
Romantic Suspense

Dr Marcy Westcott is in Nepal to research a drug that occurs naturally in the Himalayan landscape. When attraction flares with Jake Harris on the Everest track, Marcy is determined to be more like her free-spirited twin sister.
Jake believes the attractive doctor is the missing link that will bring down the drug cartel responsible for the death of his brother. He will do whatever it takes to get justice. Unsure who the real enemy is or whether he can trust Marcy, Jake is forced to take on the role of protector. But is Marcy his salvation, or the enemy?

Book Title #76 #77
Rural Romance

Katy Leonard returns to Lark Creek to scatter Gran’s ashes in the garden of her home. Alone and jobless, she must find some way to make Rose Cottage a paying concern if she hopes to keep her inheritance.
The return of Lark Creek’s favourite son, singing sensation, Travis Roberts, offers Katy hope of using his fame to win a spot on a home renovation show. But Travis is battling demons of his own. Injured in a motorbike accident and hiding out in his farmhouse, Travis fears he might never be able to play his music again.
Can two people who have lost the most important things in their lives work together to overcome their losses and make a new future for themselves and the place they call home?

Book Title #76 #77 #85
Rural Romance

After her brother’s death, the last thing Lizzy Wilmot wants to do is to return to her family’s property but Alex Carter, his former business partner, needs her help to locate some missing files. Alex doesn't trust Lizzy and the feeling is mutual but when they find themselves back at the homestead in the midst of a bitter custody battle for Lizzy’s baby nephew, sparks begin to fly.
Who is trying to harm Lizzy?
Can they both learn that trust will overcome heartbreak?

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