Young Adult Fiction
Susan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia, where she suffered from mosquitoes, humidity, and a desperate desire to live in a castle. There were also crazy vegetarian parents involved. Needless to say, she read a lot in those days and often composed wretched stories for her sister’s amusement. Eventually, she went off to university, got a Masters in marine biology and statistics, and thought she would devote her life to saving the world from overfishing…Until she met a handsome Frenchman, that is.
A year later, when it came to pursuing her PhD or joining aforementioned Frenchman in Europe, Susan chose the latter. With no oceans nearby, she turned her attention to writing for publication. Three years later, her debut novel, Something Strange and Deadly was published by HarperCollins.
These days, Susan spends most of her time writing more novels or teaching aspiring authors. She also enjoys long walks on the beach—really, she does! Tidal pools are always fun to marine biologists. She also enjoys long walks with her dogs (an Irish setter named Asimov and a terrier mutt named Princess Leia). But most of all, Susan enjoys reading. Science fiction, fantasy, literary—they’re all consumed with enthusiasm.
Oh, and Susan’s favorite food is “cookies.” She consumes those with enthusiasm, too.