Susan Meissner

About me

I write fiction that is a blend of historical and contemporary.

From my website

My favorite love story at 50

Of all the love stories that have been made into a movie, there isn’t one I adore more than The Sound Of Music. I don’t know if the romance between the real Maria and Capt. Von Trapp unfolded just like it did this film adaptation of their lives, but I will always believe…

Too soon gone

It’s always sad when the talents of a gifted person collide with harsh reality, missed opportunities, and the frailty of that person’s own psyche.  I wouldn’t say I am a devotee of F. Scott Fitzgerald; I’ve only read The Great Gatsby (who hasn’t?), but I read Stewart O’Nan’s latest, West of…

Today’s the Day!

Today Secrets of a Charmed Life hits bookstore shelves! This WW2 story began first as just an image in my head of a teenage girl sketching wedding dresses in the tiny bedroom she shares with a younger half-sister. I could see Emmy in my mind’s eye imagining a life far…

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