by Suzanne Johnson Writing is an odd occupation in my family of salt-of-the-earth Southerners. My people work hard for an honest wage, watch Southeastern Conference football on Saturdays in the fall, and take casseroles to church fellowships. My people don’t do weird. Then there’s me. I spend my days writing and editing at a university―a… Read More
The Unofficial Bio:
I am ridiculously nearsighted, have a weakness for reality
shows (anyone for a marathon of “Ice Road
Truckers?”) and am somewhat obsessive-compulsive.
Well, okay, my critique partner calls me “Rain
Man.” I like to color-code anything, am obsessed with
the search for the perfect daily planner, and love listening
to Canadian French folk music.
The “Official” Bio
Suzanne Johnson is the author of the Sentinels of New
Orleans urban fantasy series from Tor Books: ROYAL
STREET, (Book 1), RIVER ROAD (Book 2), ELYSIAN
FIELDS (Book 3), and PIRATE’S ALLEY (Book
4). BELLE CHASSE (Book 5) will release on Nov. 8,
2016. She is also the author of a holiday short,
CHRISTMAS IN DOGTOWN, a novella and collection
of stories, PIRATESHIP DOWNTHE CONSORT, that was part of the Dark
Secrets Paranormal Noir anthology.
Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the
multiple award-winning Penton Vampire Legacy
paranormal romance series: REDEMPTION,
ABSOLUTION, OMEGA, and ALLEGIANCE, and
a standalone spinoff, STORM FORCE; The
Collectors romantic thriller series, LOVELY, DARK,
AND DEEP and DEADLY, CALM, AND COLD; and a
paranormal digital short, CHENOIRE. Her new Wilds
of the Bayou series with Montlake Romance begins with
WILD MAN’S CURSE, releasing April 5, 2016, with
book two (as yet untitled) following in late 2016.
A longtime New Orleans resident, Suzanne is a veteran
journalist with more than fifty national awards in writing
and editing nonfiction for higher education, including the
Robert S. Sibley Award for the best university magazine in
the U.S. and Canada, for the Rice University magazine. She
currently works at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., and is
plotting a return to the Gulf Coast within the next sixteen
Suzanne is an active member of Novelists Inc., Romance
Writers of America, and is a member of the Southern Magic,
Kiss of Death, Georgia Romance Writers, and Fantasy,
Futuristic and Paranormal chapters of RWA.
by Jean Lafitte (with translation by DJ Jaco) Bonjour, mes amies. I was most pleased when asked to offer my considerable knowledge of the art of l’amour to modern women who might wish to please a man of the world such as myself. (DJ: He means pirates. Specifically, undead French pirates from the early 1800s…. Read More
by Suzanne Johnson When I think of a “noir” villains, actor Jimmy Cagney comes to mind. A “goodfella” type, wielding a gun that he keeps hidden beneath his overcoat. He hangs out in dark alleys a lot. When author Mina Khan issued the challenge early this year to five other authors to contribute to an… Read More
by Suzanne Johnson People in New Orleans know Hurricane Katrina changed everything. In the Sentinels of New Orleans series, whose fourth book PIRATE’S ALLEY released recently, they don’t know the half of it. Ten years ago, in the post-Katrina city, we went through the slow, painful process of rebuilding. We knew we could never regain the… Read More
The reach of diabetes continues to grow in this country, increasingly striking both young and old. But bestselling authors will deal it a sweet blow in May when their SWEET TALK Boxed Set of contemporary romances goes up for sale on Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research. With a foreword by Robyn Carr, the special… Read More
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