Susan Meissner: Biography
09 jan 1951
Susan Meissner is a multi-talented personality who established herself as an author, speaker and journalist. Right from childhood, Susan was interested in writing. Thanks to her dad who had similar passion. Susan’s parents were avid readers and naturally Susan got interested in stories particularly contemporary-fiction.
Born and raised in San Diego, California, Susan started writing stories when she was eight years old. She wrote poems as well. Back in school, all her teachers identified Susan’s talent and encouraged her to write. But Susan stopped writing after her marriage since her husband was serving in Air Force and she had to take care of her four children.
It was during 1995 that Susan started to work as a part-time reporter for Country Newspaper. She was given an individual weekly column to contribute. It gave life to her writing skills and she won several awards and the newspaper itself was named the Best Weekly Newspaper in Minnesota by the Minnesota Newspaper Association in 2002.
Also the sudden demise of her paternal grandfather was more of a wakeup call for Susan. She thought that even her dream of writing a novel will always remain a dream if she does not act on it quickly. This very thought made her resign her editorial job and Susan started writing her first book ‘Why the Sky is Blue’.
Susan Meissner’s novels are awe fully good. Her novel, ‘A Fall of Marigolds’ was among the Top Ten Women’s Fiction titles during year 2014 and another novel, ‘The Shape of Mercy’ was named one of 100 Best Novels of 2008 by Publishers Weekly.
During her free time, Susan Meissner conducts workshops on writing, read books, travels a lot and loves spending time with her family.