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 novelMariana, 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 the RT Bookreviews Reviewer's Choice Award for Historical Fiction.
Her latest book, The Firebird, was released this spring. She lives in Ontario with her husband and two young children.