12 aug 1948
Sue Monk Kidd is an American writer, born in the Southern United States. She has written novels as well as books dealing with spirituality and feminist theology. It was when she was in her forties after writing the non fictional books that she turned to the novels.
The first novel Sue Monk Kidd wrote was The Secret Life of Bees. It spend more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list and sold more than 8 million copies worldwide with 6 million alone in the US. The second novel The Mermaid Chair also reached more than a million copies sold and her 2014 novel The Invention of Wings has been taken up by The Oprah Winfrey book club.
Growing up in the southern parts of USA and being an educated nurse has had a strong influence on her novels that deals with racial relations as well as how woman cope and have coped in a male dominated world.
Sue Monk Kidd is married to Sanford and has two children Bob and Ann. Sue wrote Traveling With Pomegranates: A Moher-Daughter Story with her daughter Ann after traveling to sacred sites in Greece, Turkey and France.