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Susan Wiggs

USA flag (b.1958)

aka Susan Childress

Susan Wiggs's life is all about family, friends... and fiction. She lives at the water's edge on an island in Puget Sound, and she commutes to her writers' group in a 17-foot motorboat.

Her novels have appeared in the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, and have captured readers' hearts around the globe. She is a three-time winner of the RITA Award, the highest honor given for a work of romantic fiction. Her novel, The Apple Orchard, is currently being made into a film.

Susan is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate, an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier and terrible golfer, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book.

Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, General Fiction, Mystery
New Books
   1. October Wind (1994)
   2. Jewel of the Sea (1994)
   3. Kingdom of Gold (1994)
Tudor Rose
   1. At the King's Command (1994)
     aka Circle in the Water
   2. The Maiden's Hand (1995)
     aka Vows Made in Wine
   3. At the Queen's Summons (1996)
     aka Dancing on Air
Swept Away
   1. The Lightkeeper (1997)
   2. The Drifter (1998)
Calhoun Chronicles
   1. The Charm School (1999)
   2. The Horsemaster's Daughter (1999)
   3. Halfway to Heaven (2001)
   4. Enchanted Afternoon (2002)
   5. A Summer Affair (2003)
Chicago Fire Trilogy
   1. The Hostage (2000)
   2. The Mistress (2000)
   3. The Firebrand (2001)
Lakeshore Chronicles
   1. Summer At Willow Lake (2006)
   2. The Winter Lodge (2007)
   3. Dockside (2007)

     aka Dockside at Willow Lake

Homecoming Season (2008) (in More Than Words: Stories of Courage)
   4. Snowfall at Willow Lake (2008)
   5. Fireside (2009)
   6. Lakeshore Christmas (2009)
   7. The Summer Hideaway (2010)
   8. Marrying Daisy Bellamy (2011)
   9. Return to Willow Lake (2012)
   10. Candlelight Christmas (2013)
   11. Starlight on Willow Lake (2015)
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   Texas Wildflower (1987)
   Briar Rose (1987)
   Embrace the Day (1988) (as by Susan Childress)
   Winds of Glory (1988)
   Moonshadow (1989)
   The Lily and the Leopard (1991)
   The Raven and the Rose (1991)
   Lord of the Night (1993)
   The Mist and the Magic (1993)
   Miranda (1996)
   In Our Dreams (1998) (with others)
   The You I Never Knew (2001)
   Passing Through Paradise (2002)
   Home Before Dark (2003)
   Summer by the Sea (2004)
   Table for Five (2005)
   Lakeside Cottage (2005)
   Just Breathe (2008)
   The Goodbye Quilt (2011)
   Hotel Angeline (2011) (with others)
   The St. James Affair (2014)
   Island Time (2016)
   The Key Ingredient (2016)
   Family Tree (2016)
   Map of the Heart (2017)
   Between You and Me (2018)
   The Oysterville Sewing Circle (2019)
     aka The Oysterville Sewing Club
   Sugar and Salt (2022)
   Welcome to Beach Town (2023)
   The Twelve Dogs of Christmas (2023)
Picture Books
Novellas and Short Stories
   The Borrowed Bride (2010)
   A Fairytale Christmas (2014)
     aka Cinderfella
Non fiction
   How I Planned Your Wedding (2011) (with Elizabeth Wiggs Maas)
Omnibus editions
   Irish Magic (1995) (with others)
   A Purrfect Romance (1995) (with Jennifer Blake and Robin Lee Hatcher)
   This Time...Marriage (1996) (with Muriel Jensen and Janice Kaiser)
   Irish Magic II (1997) (with others)
   That Summer Place (1998) (with Jill Barnett and Debbie Macomber)
   Cinderfella / Lady of the Night (2002) (with Kate Hoffmann)
   It Happened One Christmas (2003) (with Julie McBride and Nancy Warren)
   Snowstorm Heat Bundle (2008) (with Kate Hoffmann and Catherine Mann)
   Romancing the Holidays Bundle 2009 (2009) (with others)
   Summer Brides (2010) (with Susan Mallery and Sherryl Woods)
   Romancing the Holidays Bundle 2010 (2011) (with others)
   Home Before Dark / The Ocean Between Us (2017)
   Just Breathe / The Goodbye Quilt (2017)
   Lakeside Cottage / Table for Five (2017)
   The Lightkeeper / The Drifter (2017)
   A Summer of Firsts (2017) (with Sarah Morgan)
   Holiday Hearts (2017)
   No Place Like Home (2018) (with others)
   The Summer It Begins (2019) (with Sheila Roberts)
   Snowfall in the City (2019)
Series contributed to
Bachelor Auction / Heart of the West
   The 10-Year Reunion (1999)
     aka Husband for Hire
More Than Words
   3. More Than Words, Volume 3 (2006) (with others)
Short stories
Homecoming Season (2008)

Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1994) : Lord of the Night
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (2001) : The Mistress
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (2006) : Lakeside Cottage

Susan Wiggs recommends
The Enemy at Home (2023)
Kevin O'Brien
"A sweeping, addictive story of bravery and sacrifice, told in Kevin O'Brien's cinematic style. Authentic period detail creates a suspenseful, chilling atmosphere in this grand historical novel."
The Woman in the Castello (2023)
Kelsey James
"Like Jess Walters's Beautiful Ruins, the glamour and heady indulgence of the era take center stage in this captivating, multilayered story that will keep you guessing to the end. Silvia and Gabriella are flawed, fascinating characters who will linger in your mind long after the book is closed."
The Summer of Songbirds (2023)
Kristy Woodson Harvey
"our big summer read has arrived! Kristy Woodson Harvey serves up a beautiful, bubbly celebration of everything we love about summer - nostalgia for the sweet days of childhood, the indelible bonds of lifelong friendships, secrets and sorrows, and a shared commitment to rescue a beloved summer icon. A story to savor - and share with a friend."
Graceland (2023)
Nancy Crochiere
"Irresistible, addictive, and utterly entertaining, Graceland is bound to win readers' hearts. There are few things more delightful than a mother-daughter-granddaughter trio on a road trip. To Graceland! This story of family secrets, broken promises, and the healing power of love will stay with you long after the final page is turned."
Esme Cahill Fails Spectacularly (2023)
Marie Bostwick
"Perennial fan favorite Marie Bostwick has done something special. This new novel has all the hallmarks readers have come to love about her books...This big-hearted tale of redemption, family ties, secrets, tough choices, and happy endings is filled with her trademark warmth and wisdom that will leave readers deeply satisfied."
When the Moon Turns Blue (2023)
Pamela Terry
"A deeply moving work of Southern fiction that will appeal to fans of Where the Crawdads Sing . . . a story to remember long after the last page is turned."

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