Susan Wiggs: Biography

Susan Wiggs

17 maj 1958

Susan Wiggs is an American author who has been publishing books since 1987, although she has been writing them since she was just 8 years old.

She attended Harvard University and decided to teach maths after she graduated, despite having always dreamt of becoming an author. She continued to read veraciously, and it was running out of things to read which prompted her to turn to writing again.

In 1992, Wiggs ended her teaching career to become a full time author. Now, she is well known for her historical and contemporary romance novels. Many of Wiggs’s novels are connected in some way, allowing her to develop characters and to revisit storylines which she has already established.

Susan has now written more than 50 different novels, many of which have been translated into various different languages. A good number of her novels have been nominated for RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America. She won her first RITA award in the Best Romance of the Year category in 1993 for her novel Lord of the Night. She has since won three more RITA awards, the Holt Medallion, the Peninsula Romance Writers of America Blue Boa Award, the Colorado Award of Excellence and two Career Achievement Awards from the Romantic Times.

Susan Wiggs lives wither her husband and their daughter on Bainbridge Island, Washington, along with their Airedale terrier. She is an accomplished cellist and speaks French. She still loves reading, is a fan of knitting and traveling all over the world.