Susan Squires grew up among the giant redwoods of California. She thought she was being practical by changing her major in college from theater to English literature. But, immersed in a PhD. Program, she slowly realized that none of her graduating friends had work. So she dropped out to take an actual paying job in the business world. UCLA gave her a Master's degree as a consolation prize.
But the lure of writing was too bad to resist for long. Now an executive in a Fortune 500 company, one of her many mid-life crises resulted in a return to her love of writing. Her novel, Danegeld, had already been purchased by Dorchester by the time she accepted a Golden Heart for Best Unpublished Manuscript from Romance Writers of America. Part of a five book contract, it was the first of an eclectic group of historical and contemporary paranormal stories known for intensity and failing to follow the rules. Body Electric was named by Publisher's Weekly one of the ten most influential paperbacks of 2002, for blending romance, science-fiction and thrillers. Book List compared No More Lies to the works of Robin Cook and Michael Crichton rather than to other romances, but it was also a Rita finalist for best paranormal romance by Romance Writers of America.
Susan still uses tales of romance and adventure to escape budgets and projects. She now writes for St. Martin's Press. The first of three sensuous vampire romances set in the Regency period will come out in May, 2005. She researches and writes her books at the beach in Southern California, supported by two Belgian Sheepdogs, a warmblood mare and a wonderful husband named Harry who writes occult mysteries as H.R. Knight.