She’s here!

Just a quick note here to let you know that the new book, AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN, was released into the wild today! My first hardback, and I’m so very excited to let it fly. I hope you will shop at your favorite indie bookstore to pick it up. And do let me know what you think! Your opinion matters to me and always helps me shape the next book I write.

In a nutshell, this book is a weave of our collective thoughts about life and death, the resiliency of the human spirit, how we cope with loss, and the ironic truth that it is precisely because of our mortality that our existence has value. It’s because we all die that life is precious and exquisite. We are each only given one life. Just the one. It matters to us how spend it and who we spend it with.

I had heard of this pandemic prior to writing As Bright as Heaven, but I hadn’t known the depth of its impact on the world; how many lives it took, how many lives it reshaped. An estimated one-third of the world’s population was afflicted, and as many as fifty million people are believed to have died. That is a staggering number, and makes it the worst plague in history, with a death toll higher than even the Black Death of the fourteenth century. When I learned of the number left dead by it, that, to me, was fifty million stories crying to be told.  I decided to imagine just one of them…


Author: Susan

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  1. Carol Ann Potter on February 16, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Susan (I feel I know you,)

    While I’ve bought and read all of your books, I think this might be my favorite. When Pauline died, I cried for 30 minutes. I lost my husband many years ago, and those pages filled my heart with hope and excitement for our reunion.

    You are a wonderful writer. I once read you live in Rancho Bernardo as did I for over 30 years.

    Please write another very soon!

  2. Susan on February 20, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks so much for your comments here, Carol. I am so glad the book felt hopeful to you despite the losses this family endured. That means so much to me. And I am hard at work on another book for you!

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