Susan Wingate is the author of the young adult romantic fantasy and paranormal books found in Troubled in Paradise and The Deer Effect.
If you want to read clean, award-winning, fiction steeped in suspense and sometimes set in mythical lands, or books with mystery and thriller elements, you will enjoy reading Susan Wingate's books. The twists and turns of her stories and her likable, touching characters are always unique. Some of her work even harkens back to the fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia written by C.S. Lewis and also to the superhero Spider-Man series-books with unforgettable heroes and fantastical worlds readers can escape to. Susan's work has been compared with Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven to James Patterson's Lake House. Her mystery novels are riveting stories like JD Robb and Sue Grafton and her fantasy novels ring of The Golden Compass and A Wrinkle in Time.
All of Susan's bestselling, award-winning books are recommended for teens, young adults, and up.
Susan Wingate's latest YA fantasy novel, Troubled in Paradise is now available!
Troubled in Paradise: http://www.susanwingate.com/book/troubled-in-paradise/
Troubled in Paradise - Now Available!
Way of the Wild Wood - Now Available!
The Deer Effect - Now Available!
Drowning - Now Available!
- Biography -
Susan Wingate, the author of quadruple award-winning novel The Deer Effect, remembers vividly as a child watching her father write stories and then running to the school library to check-out and read the latest Black Beauty and Nancy Drew books. She started writing short stories as a child, but really began to take writing seriously as teen--jotting down short ditties, poems and stories in one sitting. Often her settings and characters depicted mystical characters that she would imagine.
It wasn't until Susan Wingate was inspired by the story of author Stephen King, a troubled and drug-addicted author who overcame his addictions and also by James Patterson, the author of the Lake House books, that Susan entertained the idea of writing a book. Susan remembers sitting in her motorhome--the one she would drive 2,000 miles to her new home--and creating the plot line for her first novel, a novel she imagined being made into a movie.
After reading promotional emails about other authors' books, she thought, "Why not me?" and took the plunge. It was then that Susan created a dialogue between her two critical characters in her first mystery and thriller.
"My story was completely Raymond Chandler-esque as far as the classic story of good versus evil and of plotting the mystery novel switches and turns. I just kept developing more detail. It felt like the story was writing itself and there were so many different elements to it. It was all there--I had first and last names, character back history, everything. So, I just started writing."
After months of writing, developing the plot and reading other authors in the same genre, the end result was Susan Wingate's first book, Of the Law--a first-person dialogue of Harvey Flemings the main character about the uber-wealthy dead woman, Leona Malouf and so the mystery/thriller begins.
Since her first story, Susan Wingate books continue to reach #1 Amazon Bestseller status and win book awards with The Deer Effect winning four awards in 2015.
Susan Wingate graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Accounting but got her writing training from the likes of Michael Collins, Tom Jenks, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Dean Wesley Smith. She is a native of the Seattle Metropolitan area and when she isn't writing, Susan enjoys music, watching movies, dancing, and she walks with her little Westie, Robert.
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