Susan Meissner

About me

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

From my website

When the past and present collide

I’ve long been a fan of fiction that dovetails a historical story with a contemporary framework. I like reading books with this kind of construction and I like writing them.  When I was asked to read an advance copy of my friend Sigmund Brouwer’s THIEF OF GLORY, and was told…

Simple voices, complex story

I fell in love with Lisa See’s writing with Snowflower and the Secret Fan back when my book club read it in 2008. I’ve read every book she’s written since then and loved them all (even Peony in Love; a desperately sad story and yet still the prose delighted me). I…

Why the Sky is Still Blue

Me, ten years ago in the summer of 2004, when the first copies of Why the Sky is Blue arrived on my doorstep. Ten years ago, in the summer of 2004, something big happened that changed the course of my life career-wise. My first novel, Why the Sky is Blue,…

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