Saucy opinions like "The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has no pleasure in a good novel must be intolerably stupid." won Suzan Lauder, who thought, "I have to read more by this woman who writes with such snarky humour!" And another Jane Austen fanatic was captured in the clever dead author's net. As a lifetime member of JASNA, Austen figures prominently in Lauder's writing, and Pride and Prejudice has inspired all her published fiction. Her publisher is Meryton Press.
Suzan's latest novel (October 2017) is the Regency romantic comedy "A Most Handsome Gentleman," nicknamed #HOTCollins and among three reviewers' top-rated Jane Austen Fan Fiction books for 2017. Cover Wars Book of the Week and Amazon #1 bestseller "Letter from Ramsgate" was released in October 2016. It's a Regency romance with nail-biting drama. Both these books are teen-rated, aimed at anyone old enough to have enjoyed Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." They followed Suzan's unique adult-rated Austen-inspired Regency romance with a mystery twist, "Alias Thomas Bennet," which was published in 2013, and her short modern romance, "Delivery Boy," which was featured in Meryton Press's 2015 Holiday anthology, "Then Comes Winter." The anthology was included on "Best of 2015" lists by three influential book review bloggers, and is suitable for readers of all ages.
Lauder's fascination with the Regency period inspired a creative blog series, the "Thrift Shop Regency Costume Experiment." Her current blog series, "Learning from my Mistakes," shares writing tips gathered from experiences on her latest novel as well as her work as a beta editor for a popular self-published Austen Variations author and her experience as a prolific Austenesque reader, both of published and unpublished fan fiction.
Lauder and Mr. Suze alternate homes in a Vancouver Island condominium overlooking the Salish sea and a small Spanish colonial house in Mexico purchased for the benefit of two rescue tabby cats, who supervise her projects.