About Me
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An avid reader, Susanna enjoys perusing historical stories about westward expansion, particularly related to how the railroads were pivotal in settlement. Hopefully, through her stories, she conveys both the harshness and beauty of the land and those who forged lives during tumultuous times.

After a fulfilling career teaching science, a visit to the Rocky Mountains led an awestruck Susanna Lane to uncover stories from history and write about their determination to survive. While getting a feel for the settings of her books and absorbing details, she learned to ride horses, fit into a cattle drive, and hike to remote regions of the West.

Married for forty-one years to an avid gardener and traveler who shares her interest in historical locations, Susanna loves to visit new places, read, and spend time with family. In addition to her spouse, she has two grown sons and their wives. Best of all, she has four darling grandchildren who fill her life with delight.

Where I hear the whispers of the past.

The American West.

Susanna Lane
Susanna Lane

Books I've Enjoyed Reading Include

These are only some of the many stories that stayed with me long after the cover is closed. I’ll continue to update the list from time to time.  What are your favorite reads?

"Years" by Lavyrle Spencer; "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah; "The Giver of Stars" by Jo Jo Moyes; and "The Yankee Widow" by Linda Lael Miller. And by K.S. Jones, Once In A Bluebonnet Moon will draw you into a tantalizing love story filled with tension. Till My Last Breath, by Deborah Swenson, will have you on the edge of your seat. It promises to draw me into the historical comparisons with her soon to be book, Till My Last Days. I've had a sneak preview!! Characterization is my litmus test in the craft of writing. And the above authors are just a few I'd highly recommend. Stay tuned for more additions. 

All of these books manage to portray women with indomitable spirits. And of course, memorable characters that stay with you. I'm looking forward to hearing what you like to read. Who are your favorite characters?