Susan Spann

About me

Susan Spann lives in Northern California with her husband, teenage son and three cats (one of which is large enough that it really counts as two). She is a member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Association and is represented by literary agent Sandra Bond of the Bond Literary Agency.

When not running amok or too far in the weeds, Susan writes the SHINOBI mysteries, featuring master ninja Hiro Hattori and his Portuguese Jesuit sidekick, Father Mateo. The first novel, in which Hiro has just three days to find a samurai’s killer and save the life of the beautiful geisha accused of the crime, is scheduled for publication in Spring 2013 by St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books.

Susan also likes archery, gardening and reading, but does not much like writing biographical statements. You can find her on Twitter: @SusanSpann, where she founded the #PubLaw hashtag.

From my website

Culling the Herd…And Finding Myself in the Pages

I love books. This probably comes as no surprise, considering that my two “day jobs” involve writing them and working with people who write (and publish) them. What might surprise you — it surprised me, too — is the number of books I’ve managed to pack into the various bookcases, closets, and random…

The Importance of Contracts: Ghost Writers and Freelance Writing

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: if you work as a ghost writer or a freelance author–or if you employ one–always, always, always get a contract in advance. Beginning a new project is exciting. It’s easy to fall into the trap of agreeing to write–or hiring a writer–and…

Book Review: HIT (by Delilah S. Dawson)

My short review for this one is simple: Five stars, highly recommended* (my highest rating). If you like fast paced thrillers with well-drawn, realistic characters, a unique twist on the dystopian concept, and a sardonic edge, this should be at the top of your list.  Longer review follows this jacket…

 
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