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About the Author
Susan Wiggs's life is all about family, friends...and fiction. She's been featured in the national media, including NPR, PRI, and USA Today, has given programs for the US Embassies in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, and is a popular speaker locally, nationally, internationally, and on the high seas.
From the very start, Susan's writings have illuminated the everyday dramas of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances. Her books celebrate the power of love, the timeless bonds of family and the fascinating nuances of human nature. Today, she is an international best-selling, award-winning author, with millions of copies of her books in print in numerous countries and languages. According to Publishers Weekly, Wiggs writes with "refreshingly honest emotion," and the Salem Statesman Journal adds that she is "one of our best observers of stories of the heart [who] knows how to capture emotion on virtually every page of every book." Booklist characterizes her books as "real and true and unforgettable."
Her novels have appeared in the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, and have captured readers' hearts around the globe with translations into more than 20 languages and 30 countries. Susan's recent novel, The Apple Orchard, was made into a Hallmark movie called The Secrets of Bella Vista, and The Lakeshore Chronicles has been optioned for adaptation into a series.
Susan is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate, an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier and terrible golfer, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book. She lives on an island in Puget Sound, where she is working on her new novel, Wayward Girls, which will be in bookstores in the spring of 2025.
"What happens when you dream one thing and something else comes your way? This story is rich with life and danger, and ultimately, hope. Fans of Colleen Hoover will gobble it up." -- Barbara O'Neal, bestselling author of This Place of Wonder
"The perfect beach read...full of surf, rediscovered love, and second chances." -- Booklist
"Wiggs writes with compassion and insight... This is another winner." -- Booklist on Sugar and Salt
"Compassionate and poignant... Hot-button issues from real-life events inspired Wiggs to write this complex, thought-provoking novel that depicts how the power of friendship and love can overcome heart-wrenching challenges." -- Shelf Awareness on Sugar and Salt
"Sugar and Salt is a touching and important read." -- Bookreporter.com
"Susan Wiggs and the words 'favorite writer' go together, and with Sugar and Salt she is at the top of her powers. She understands the tender dramas of everyday life, of friendship and family, of wanting something that might be just beyond reach--and then again might not. I loved her character Margot Salter, and my heart soared and broke and soared again to learn the secrets of her past and how they threaten her hard-won present. Susan writes so deliciously about food, love, and hope...she will make you believe in life's sweetness." -- Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Box
"A feel-good family saga... A charming tale about the silver linings of unwanted detours." -- People on The Lost and Found Bookshop