When Susan Keogh won an elementary school writing contest and a trip to a regional young writers conference, she hadn’t realized that experience was the beginning of a love affair with words.
Susan was raised in a large family where reading was encouraged. Through her mother’s interest in history, Susan grew to admire such authors as Michael Shaara and Bruce Catton, a fellow Michigan writer who focused on the American Civil War. So it was no wonder that her first writing credit was a featured article in the magazine America’s Civil War. Susan’s particular interest in the Civil War led her into re-enacting for several years as a field musician.
Her most recent time period of historical interest is early colonial America and the age of piracy. Currently she is crafting a series of novels that center around the adventures of Jack Mallory, a young Englishmen who is both pirate and eventually the patriarch of a large rice plantation in the colonial province of Carolina.