Susanna Kearsley


Susanna Kearsley’s modern gothic novels blend adventure, history, romance and suspense. A former museum curator, she won the U.K.'s Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize for her novel Mariana, and her thriller Every Secret Thing was shortlisted for the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. Her book The Winter Sea, a time-slip novel dealing with a little-known true event in Jacobite history, was a finalist for both the U.K.'s Romantic Novel of the Year Award and a RITA® award, and won this year's RT Bookreviews Reviewer's Choice Award for Historical Fiction. She lives in Ontario with her husband and two young children.