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

A Holiday Weekend Giveaway!

In the United States, we’re celebrating Independence Day this weekend, but in the UK, AFE Smith is celebrating the launch of her debut fantasy novel, DARKHAVEN. In honor of that, there’s a Facebook party going on with lots of book giveaways and prizes. Check out the Darkhaven release party for…

Who Owns the Cover Art?

Today’s #PubLaw takes a look at creation, use, and ownership of cover art for fiction and nonfiction works. Cover art is copyrighted, just like any other image, photograph, or creative work that qualifies for legal protection. The creator of the cover art is also its legal owner, with the sole…

To Kyoto By Shinkansen

We arrived at Tokyo-Haneda airport at 10:30pm on June 6 and spent the night at the Royal Park Hotel, which is conveniently attached to Haneda airport’s international arrival terminal–about a five-minute walk from the customs windows. You can’t see much of Tokyo’s skyline from the hotel, but that didn’t matter. Any…

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