Susanna is fascinated by human relationships. She can be found people-watching wherever she goes, finding material for her writing. Despite the writer’s life, she has an adventurous streak and has swum with whale sharks in Australia, fallen down a crevasse in the French Alps and walked through the sewers of Brighton – not in that order.
Her passions include animals — particularly her dogs — walking in the countryside and tennis, which clears her brain of pretty much everything.
Susanna’s debut novel, Dare to Remember, was published in February 2017, and her second, The Truth Waits, launched on 1 November 2018. Both are published by Legend Press. She aims to keep writing, and never to get old.
Author website: www.susannabeard.com
Blog address: https://www.susannabeard.com/blog
The Truth Waits
Dare to Remember, published February 2017 by Legend Press
The Truth Waits – November 2018
Anna has everything worked out – a successful company, all the comforts she needs and no ties. But when she stumbles across the body of a young girl on a deserted beach in Lithuania, everything changes.
Anna is compelled to uncover the story behind the tragedy, despite concern from her partner, Will. Everything points towards sex trafficking, but as she searches, her own deepest secrets start to surface.
When Will disappears without a trace, Anna is pulled further into the murky world of organised crime. Time is running out for them all, and there’s a killer out there who will stop at nothing.
Dare to Remember
Reeling from a brutal attack that leaves her badly injured and her best friend dead, Lisa flees to the countryside to recuperate. With only vague memories of the event, she isolates herself from her friends and family, content to spend her days wandering the hills with her dog, Riley.
However, Lisa is soon plagued, not only by vivid flashbacks, but questions, too: how did their assailant know them? Why were they attacked? And what really happened that night?
As she desperately tries to piece together the memories, Lisa realises that there’s another truth still hidden to her, a truth she can’t escape from. A truth that may have been right in front of her all along.
Literary Festival Appearances
Curious Arts Festival July 2017
Henley Literary Festival October 2017
Cheltenham Literature Festival October 2017
Pitch to Publishers & Festival Organisers
Susanna’s first novel, Dare to Remember, was published in February this year. It’s been BBC Berkshire’s Radio Read, a LoveReading Book of the Month, was at number one in major WH Smith bookstores in London and has received great reviews on Amazon.
Susanna took a degree in Linguistics at Reading University before embarking on a successful career in PR. She studied creative writing with tutors Louise Doughty, Erica Wagner and Shelley Weiner at the Faber Academy, completing the six-month Writing a Novel course in early 2015.
Sue is a recommender on BBC Radio Berkshire’s monthly Book Club and has been interviewed on radio, TV and at literary festivals.
Contact email: info@susanna[beard].com – remove brackets before emailing
Contact telephone:07768 990296