Susan grew up reading Enid Blyton books and Princess Tina magazines, and dancing in local pantomimes. Despite the influence of Alistair MacLean, Indiana Jones and the first Star Wars movie, Susan found time to study enough to graduate from University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Speech & Drama.
After such a start, it naturally followed that she would seek a career in the world of make-believe, and she has been a stage manager in the South African theatre industry for the last thirty years. Recently, she returned to a favourite pastime: writing. Susan joined the South African Writers’ Circle in 2007, and won trophies for Best New Writer that year, and Writer of The Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
In 2009 she completed the postgraduate Creative Writing module of the English Honours course at the University of KwaZulu-Natal under the mentorship of award-winning author Michael Cawood Green.
After several attempts at writing angst-ridden, deep-and-meaningful literature, she gave up and started writing the kind of books that she likes to read instead. Three decades in the entertainment industry have supplied her with plenty of material . . .
Susan shares her Durban home with three cats, eats more chocolate than she should, and enjoys watching any movies that star Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe or Alessio Boni.
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