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Susan Wiggs

Autor(a) de The Lost and Found Bookshop

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About the Author

After graduating from Harvard University, Susan Wiggs became a math teacher. While working, she started writing her first novel which was published in 1987. She has written numerous romance novels since then including Home Before Dark, A Summer Affair, The Charm School and Candlelight Christmas. mostrar mais She has won three RITA awards for Lakeside Cottage, Lord of the Night and The Mistress. She has written a number of notable series, including; Lakeshore Chronicles and Bella Vista Chronicles. Susan's title, Family Tree, is a New York Times, USA Today, Toronto Globe and Mail, and Publisher Weekly bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Susan Wiggs

The Lost and Found Bookshop (2020) 1,019 exemplares
Summer at Willow Lake (2006) 927 exemplares
Just Breathe (2008) 728 exemplares
The Winter Lodge (2007) 698 exemplares
Table for Five (2005) 648 exemplares
The Apple Orchard (2013) 628 exemplares
Snowfall at Willow Lake (2008) 597 exemplares
The Charm School (1999) 595 exemplares
Summer by the Sea (2004) 595 exemplares
Dockside (2007) 574 exemplares
Lakeside Cottage (2005) 560 exemplares
Fireside (2009) 544 exemplares
The Oysterville Sewing Circle (2019) 526 exemplares
The Summer Hideaway (2010) 468 exemplares
Lakeshore Christmas (2009) 464 exemplares
Family Tree (2016) 439 exemplares
The Ocean Between Us (2004) 435 exemplares
The Beekeeper's Ball (2014) 430 exemplares
Marrying Daisy Bellamy (2011) 379 exemplares
The Horsemaster's Daughter (1999) 376 exemplares
Home Before Dark (2003) 370 exemplares
Return to Willow Lake (2012) 356 exemplares
The Firebrand (2001) 344 exemplares
Map of the Heart (2017) 340 exemplares
The Hostage (2004) 338 exemplares
The Mistress (2010) 310 exemplares
Passing Through Paradise (2002) 309 exemplares
The You I Never Knew (2001) 308 exemplares
The Goodbye Quilt (2011) 287 exemplares
At the King's Command (1994) 278 exemplares
Halfway to Heaven (2001) 275 exemplares
Between You and Me (2018) 273 exemplares
The Lightkeeper (2003) 248 exemplares
Candlelight Christmas (2013) 246 exemplares
Starlight on Willow Lake (2015) 244 exemplares
Enchanted Afternoon (2002) 230 exemplares
The Maiden's Hand (1995) 230 exemplares
A Summer Affair (2003) 220 exemplares
At the Queen's Summons (1996) 211 exemplares
The Drifter (1998) 199 exemplares
Sugar and Salt (2022) 192 exemplares
Texas Wildflower (1987) 176 exemplares
Irish Magic (1995) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
Lord of the Night (2002) 127 exemplares
Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices (2011) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
Irish Magic II (1997) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
The Mistress of Normandy (1991) 119 exemplares
Welcome to Beach Town: A Novel (2023) 95 exemplares
Miranda (1996) 79 exemplares
The Maiden of Ireland (2014) 73 exemplares
The Raven and the Rose (1994) 60 exemplares
The Story of Us (2010) 57 exemplares
More Than Words: Stories of Courage (2008 Publication, 3-in-1) (2008) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
The Mist and the Magic (1993) 52 exemplares
Merry Christmas, Baby! (Anthology 3-in-1) (1716) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Briar Rose (1994) 34 exemplares
Kingdom of Gold (1994) 30 exemplares
October Wind (1991) 29 exemplares
Winds of Glory (1988) 24 exemplares
Snowfall in the City (2019) 24 exemplares
The Calhoun Chronicles Bundle (2007) 19 exemplares
The St. James Affair (2014) 18 exemplares
More Than Words, Volume 3 (2006) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Jewel of the Sea (1993) 17 exemplares
Embrace the Day (1988) 17 exemplares
The Borrowed Bride (2010) 16 exemplares
This Time ... Marriage (1996) 16 exemplares
Moonshadow (1989) 15 exemplares
Cinderfella [and] Lady of the Night (2002) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Island Time (1998) 12 exemplares
The Key Ingredient (2016) 11 exemplares
Home for Christmas [2007, Anthology] (2007) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
A Fairytale Christmas (2014) 6 exemplares
Romancing the Holidays Bundle 2009 (Anthology 5-in-1) (2009) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Kerst aan Willow Lake (2023) 3 exemplares
Snowstorm Heat Bundle (3-in-1) (2008) 3 exemplares
Home for Christmas [2009, Anthology] (2009) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Land van honing 1 exemplar
Le chemin du coeur (2019) 1 exemplar
A Summer Place 1 exemplar
Sommer der Herzen (2013) 1 exemplar
Fallen Angel 1 exemplar
Sugar Salt (2023) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

That Summer Place (Old Things / Private Paradise / Island Time) (1998) — Contribuidor — 397 exemplares
Two of the Deadliest (2009) — Contribuidor — 157 exemplares
In Our Dreams (1998) 65 exemplares
Writing Romances: A Handbook by the Romance Writers of America (1997) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
A Sweet Life: Box Set (2014) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Because I Love Her (2009) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
RDSELP v221 Collared | Between You & Me (2020) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Cinderfella [Manga] (2015) — Original Text — 2 exemplares
The Secrets of Bella Vista [2022 TV movie] — Autor — 2 exemplares
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2018 v07 #361 (2018) — Autor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Wiggs, Susan
Outros nomes
Childress, Susan Marie
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Olean, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
Harvard University (M.Ed)
Wiggs, Jay (husband)
Wiggs, Elizabeth (daughter)
Romance Writers of America
Authors Guild
Field's End
Novelists Inc.
Bainbridge Island Land Trust
West Sound Wildlife Shelter (mostrar todos 8)
Purple Amoeba
Prémios e menções honrosas
RITA Award (1993, 2000, 2001,2006)
Holt Medallion
Blue Boa Award
Colorado Award of Excellence
Meg Ruley
Peggy Gordijn
Reka Rubin

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Using blunt scissors, pages from a Big Chief tablet, a borrowed stapler and a Number Two pencil, Susan Wiggs self-published her first novel at the age of eight. A Book About Some Bad Kids [I still have this-CL] was based on the true-life adventures of Susan and her siblings, and the first printing of one copy was a complete sell-out.

Due to her brother's extreme reaction to that first prodigious effort, Susan went underground with her craft, entertaining her friends and offending her siblings with anonymously-written stories of virtuous sisters and the brothers who torment them. The first romance she ever read was Shanna by the incomparable Kathleen Woodiwiss, which she devoured while slumped behind a college vector analysis textbook. Armed with degrees from SFA and Harvard, and toting a crate of "keeper" books by Woodiwiss, Roberta Gellis, Laurie McBain, Rosemary Rodgers, Jennifer Blake, Bertrice Small and anything with the words "flaming" and "ecstasy" in the title, she became a math teacher, just to prove to the world that she did have a left brain.

Late one night, she finished the book she was reading and was confronted with a reader's worst nightmare—She was wide awake, and there wasn't a thing in the house she wanted to read. Figuring this was the universe's way of taking away her excuses, she picked up a Big Chief tablet and a Number Two pencil, and began writing her novel with the working title, A Book About Some Bad Adults. Actually, that was a bad book about some adults, but Susan persevered, learning her craft the way skydiving is learned—by taking a blind leap and hoping the chute will open.

Her first book was published (without the use of blunt scissors and a stapler) by Zebra in 1987, and since then she has been published by Avon, Tor, HarperCollins, Harlequin, Warner and Mira Books. Unable to completely abandon her beloved teaching profession, Susan is a frequent workshop leader and speaker at writers' conferences, including the literary institution Fields End and the legendary Maui Writers Conference. Her novel The Charm School was voted one of RWA's Favorite Books of the Year. She is the proud recipient of three RITA awards for Lakeside Cottage, Lord of the Night and The Mistress, and is often a finalist for the prestigious award. Her books appear regularly on numerous "Best Of" lists.

Susan enjoys many hobbies, including sitting in the hot tub while talking to her mother on the phone, kickboxing, cleaning the can opener, sculpting with butter and growing her hair. She lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with her family.



Contemporary Romance, husband "dies" in car accident em Name that Book (Setembro 2016)


I didn't care for this book as much as the others that the author wrote. I really thought it would be more about running a restaurant while being romanced. I'm not sure if I particularly cared for any of the characters in the book, except maybe Kevin, the cat.
eliorajoy | 24 outras críticas | Apr 19, 2024 |
This book centers around Caroline Shelby, who desires to be a fashion designer in New York. When she gets her "chance", something happens and she is blacklisted. When one of her best friends (whom Caroline suspected of being a victim of domestic violence) dies, Caroline takes her friend's two kids and returns home to Oysterville Washington. She moves back in with her parents and tries to start her life over while being a "mom" to 2 kids. She runs into Will, whom she fell in love with when they were kids and is now married to her best friend.

When she realizes that domestic violence is more prevalent than she thought in Oysterville, she creates the Oysterville Sewing Circle - a place where woman can go to talk and just get support. She starts designing and making clothes for the kids and that business starts to take off.

The story is told in alternating time-frames. Current time and when Caroline, Will and Sierra were kids. This is a well-written book and the stories (and characters) are believable. When a group of women come together to right a wrong, it shows there is strength in numbers.
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Cathie_Dyer | 25 outras críticas | Feb 29, 2024 |



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