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Susan Wiggs

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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. She serves as author liaison for Field's End, a literary community on Bainbridge Island, Washington, bringing inspiration and instruction from the world's top authors to her seaside community. (See She's been featured in the national media, including NPR's "Talk of the Nation," and is a popular speaker locally and nationally.

According to Publishers Weekly, Wiggs writes with "refreshingly honest emotion," and the Salem Statesman Journal adds that she is "one of our best observers of stories of the heart [who] knows how to capture emotion on virtually every page of every book." Booklist characterizes her books as "real and true and unforgettable." She is the recipient of three RITA (sm) awards and four starred reviews from Publishers Weekly for her books. The Winter Lodge and Passing Through Paradise have appeared on PWs annual "Best Of" lists. Several of her books have been listed as top Booksense picks and optioned as feature films. Her novels have been translated into more than two dozen languages and have made national bestseller lists, including the USA Today, Washington Post and New York Times lists.

The author 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.
Tudor Rose
1. Circle in the Water (1994)
     aka At the King's Command
2. Vows Made in Wine (1995)
     aka The Maiden's Hand
3. Dancing on Air (1996)
     aka At the Queen's Summons
The Tudor Rose Trilogy Collection (omnibus) (2017)


Bella Vista Chronicles
1. The Apple Orchard (2012)
2. The Beekeeper's Ball (2014)

Picture Books
Series contributed to
Bachelor Auction
Husband for Hire (1999)
     aka The 10-Year Reunion
Non fiction
How I Planned Your Wedding (2011) (with Elizabeth Wiggs Maas)
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
Lord of Misrule
Lord of Misrule (1996)
Stephanie Maynard
"My kind of book - filled with action, and thrilling romance. I loved it!"
The Constant Heart
The Constant Heart (1996)
Trisha Alexander
"A stunning book from a master storyteller. Alexander writes from the heart about matters that touch us all."

Ever His Bride (1997)
Linda Needham
"A touching story... told in a delightfully refreshing voice. A real treat for readers."

Wind Warrior (1998)
(Soul Survivors, book 3)
Vella Munn
"Vella Munn is a major talent in historical fiction. Her stories never fail to lift the spirit and warm the heart."
The Midnight Moon
The Midnight Moon (1998)
Stobie Piel
"This distant time and place Stobie Piel depicts will capture your imagination - and the romance and triumph of its characters will touch your heart."

Conquer the Mist (1998)
Susan Kearney
"A marvelously entertaining read!"
Ship of Dreams
Ship of Dreams (2000)
Brenda Hiatt
"A rousing adventure and a grand romance... a true original."

Wild Thing (2000)
Anne Stuart
"The incomparable Anne Stuart delivers romance, passion and adventure in this exciting tale. Don't miss it!"
The Wrong Child
The Wrong Child (2000)
Patricia Kay
"[Kay] writes from the heart about matters that touch us all."
Be My Valentine
Be My Valentine (2001)
Sheila Rabe
"Don't miss this delightful look at modern love, filled with humor and heart."
Very Truly Yours
Very Truly Yours (2001)
Julie Beard
"Julie Beard has a true gift for bringing the past to life."

The Rebel (2002)
(Rebel Promise, book 2)
May McGoldrick
"The classic rebel-in-disguise story has never been more fun, exciting, or romantic... fabulous!"

Heart of the Tiger (2003)
Lynn Kerstan
"Am unforgettable romantic adventure. Don't miss it!"
Moon in the Water
Moon in the Water (2004)
Elizabeth Grayson
"A master storyteller."

The Duchess's Next Husband (2005)
Terri Brisbin
"A welcome new voice... you won't want to miss."

When You Went Away (2009)
Michael Baron
"Michael Baron writes with deep sensetivity of the power of love to transform and heal in the face of overwhelming tragedy. A lovely read."

Lake Magic (2010)
Kimberly Fisk
"A celebration of all the deepest things in life - family, friendship, and the healing power of love... an emotional roller coaster of a story."

How to Knit a Love Song (2010)
(Cypress Hollow Yarn, book 1)
Rachael Herron
"The perfect book to curl up with, as warm and cozy as your favorite sweater."

Miss You Most of All (2010)
Elizabeth Bass
"An exuberant celebration of life, love, family and friendship, told with a sassy Texas flair. It's a perfect balance of humor and heartache, a sweetly satisfying novel that will stay with the reader long after the final page is turned."

Angel's Rest (2011)
(Eternity Springs, book 1)
Emily March
"A beautiful story of family, community, second chances, and the power of love... Don't miss it!"

The Bentleys Buy a Buick (2011)
Pamela Morsi
"Pamela Morsi is a perennial favorite for good reason... She writes the perfect feel-good read."

The Queen's Gamble (2011)
(Thornleigh, book 4)
Barbara Kyle
"Riveting, heady, glorious, inspired."

A Christmas Tail (2012)
Elsa Watson
"Everything I love in a book-funny, tender, beautifully crafted, with a perfect twist of an ending I didn’t see coming."

Three Good Things (2013)
Wendy Francis
"A warm, witty and wise story of sisters on their journey through love and life."

Sanctuary Island (2013)
(Sanctuary Island , book 1)
Lily Everett
"A beautifully told story that will live in your heart long after the book is closed."

Here, and Again (2014)
Nicole R Dickson
"A celebration of the power of love to heal even the most broken of hearts."

Snow on the Bayou (2014)
(Tante Lulu, book 2)
Sandra Hill
"Always fresh, romantic, inventive, and hilarious."

The Bargain (2014)
Deb Stover
"Suspense, romance, and humor--this book has a heart of pure gold."

Night Blindness (2014)
Susan Strecker
"This is rewarding, up-all-sight reading at its best."

Confucius Jane (2016)
Katie Lynch
"A fresh, surprising, and lovely take on modern love."

The Space Between Sisters (2016)
(Butternut Lake, book 4)
Mary McNear
"Butternut Lake is so beautifully rendered, you'll wish it was real."

Every Wild Heart (2017)
Meg Donohue
"Every Wild Heart... [is] a heartfelt, funny, poignant and suspenseful story of a good woman trying her best, making mistakes, picking up the pieces and moving on -- a celebration of what it means to be a working mother."

White Sand, Blue Sea (2017)
Anita Hughes
"This is escape reading at its most lush and exotic. Anita Hughes hits all the right notes in WHITE SAND, BLUE SEA – glamour, intrigue, adventure, and a sweep-you-away love story that feels like a mini-vacation to the Caribbean, no matter where you are. Indulge yourself!"

The Valentine Games (2017)
Sheila Roberts
"Don't miss this delight look at modern love, filled with humor and heart."

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