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Sue was born in North Wales but has lived for most of her life in and around Manchester.  After graduating from Durham University with a degree in French, she got married then had a variety of office jobs before becoming a full-time parent.  If she had her way, the phrase "non-working mother" would be banned from the English language.

Sue is a member of the editorial team of Crooked Cat Publishing, and joined the RNA in 2014 following the publication of her first novel The Ghostly Father.  Published on St Valentine's Day 2014, The Ghostly Father is a retelling of the most famous love story of all - Romeo & Juliet - but with a few new twists and a whole new outcome.

Her second novel, Nice Girls Don't (a romantic mystery set in 1982) was published in July 2014.

Sue also compiles questions for BBC Radio 4's fiendishly difficult Round Britain Quiz - which has caused one of her sons to describe her as "professionally weird."  She is also very interested in Family History.  Her own background is stranger than fiction; she'd write a book about it if she thought anybody would believe her.

Sue lives in Cheshire with her husband and a large collection of unfinished scribblings.

You can find her on Twitter  @SusanB2011

It's a fact

In terms of the value, romance accounted for 12% of all fiction sales in 2013