I’ll bet that a lot of you didn’t know that our very own “Susie” is actually Susanna Calkins, the soon-to-be published author of A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate.
Here is the blurb about Susie (or I guess I should say Susanna) that appears on her Amazon page:
“SUSANNA CALKINS became fascinated with seventeenth-century England while pursuing her doctorate in British history. A former pirate, she once served on the Golden Hinde–a museum replica of Sir Frances Drake’s ship–now dry docked in the Thames. Originally from Philadelphia, Calkins now lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two sons. The Murder at Rosamund’s Gate, featuring Lucy Campion, is her first novel.”
This is the blurb from her actual website:
“Educator, historian, faculty developer by day… writer by night…
I’ve had a morbid curiosity about murder in seventeenth-century England ever since grad school. The ephemera from the archives–tantalizing true accounts of the fantastic and the strange–inspired my historical mysteries.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, I live outside Chicago now, with my husband and two sons. Represented by David Hale Smith of Inkwell Management, my first novel, A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate (Minotaur/ St.Martin’s Press), will be published in Winter 2013.”
I am anxiously awaiting its release, have already pre-ordered my copy of this historical mystery book, and cannot wait until it is finally released.
Now, I hate to toot my own horn, but Susie/Susanna recently posted an interview with me, and I thought I would pass it along for those of you who might be interested in reading it:
Thank you, Susie, for the opportunity to share a little about myself.