Susanna Kearsley: Biography

Susanna Kearsley

17 jan 1966

Popularly known as New York Times best-selling Canadian novelist, Susanna Kearsley also has the honour of being the recipient of RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance, ‘The Firebird’. Susanna is a well-versed writer of historical fiction, mystery as well as thrillers.

The book, ‘Little Women’ was the inspiration for Susanna to write. Susanna read this book at the age of 7 and wanting to be like Jo, she started to write and soon it became her passion. Mrs. Stewart is her favourite author.

‘Mariana’ was Susanna’s debut novel and it fetched her the prestigious Catherine Cookson Literary Prize. The novels, ‘The Splendour Falls’, ‘Named of the Dragon’, ‘Shadowy Horses’ and ‘Season of Storms’ portray Susanna’s talent in paranormal and historical genres. Susanna used to write under the pen name, ‘Emma Cole’.

Born in Brantford, Ontario, Susanna studied Politics and International development and has worked as a museum curator. One of Susanna’s books named, ‘The Winter Sea’ was a finalist for both RITA Award and UK’s Romantic Novel of the Year Award and is a nominee for Best Historical Fiction in the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award.

Susanna’s books have been translated into many languages. Her writing has been compared to that of Mary Stewart, Daphne Du Maurier and Diana Gabaldon. Her works attracted everyone so much that it got selected for the Mystery Guild, Readers Digest and also got chosen for film.