Susan Meissner

About me

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

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Ellis at last!

When A Fall of Marigolds – a novel set primarily on Ellis Island in 1911 – was published two years ago, I daydreamed of signing this book at the bookstore in the main immigration building someday. I didn’t know if the opportunity would ever present itself but I remained optimistically…

Where it all began

From left: Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Margaret Mitchell, producer David O. Selznick, and Olivia de Havilland. I’m in Atlanta as I write this, sitting inside a hotel room at the Georgian Terrace Hotel, the very place were the Gone With the Wind premiere party was held in December 1939, and…

Why that hat?

One of the more enjoyable things I get to do when a new book comes out is share all the inside stuff about how the story came to be. Those details aren’t usually included on a book’s back cover and yet I think most of us novel-lovers like learning about…

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