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hotterRunning a diner isn’t always a piece of cake. Now, operating Bobby’s Diner with Roberta, Georgette Carlisle’s old friend, Helen, comes back to town. Once again, Helen is attracted to Georgette’s man. But Hawthorn Biggs isn’t what he proclaims to be. When Helen goes missing, Georgette and Roberta jump into action. After braving separation, torture and near death, all seems lost.

HOTTER THAN HELEN is the no. 2 book in the award-winning, best selling Bobby’s Diner series–women’s fiction that slips frighteningly close into romance with the sharp edge of a dagger–possibly the same one used in a murder!

HOTTER THAN HELEN is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


“A suspenseful and well-penned novel that is sure to entertain… Read on!” ~Suspense Magazine (July 2013)


Susan began writing as a child when she learned her father was a writer.

A vibrant public speaker, Susan offers inspiring, motivational talks about faith, the craft of writing, publishing and marketing, and how to survive in this extremely volatile ePublishing industry. She enjoys chatting with folks about her books at writing conferences, libraries and book stores around the country. She also loves to visit with book clubs for more intimate talks.

Awards Received for DROWNING
WINNER OF THE 2011 Forward National Literature Award for Drama
2011 International Best Books Award, Finalist for

Awards Received for BOBBY’S DINER:
2010 International Best Books Award, Finalist
2010 National Best Books Awards (USA Book News), Finalist
2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist

Susan also received a 2009 Textnovel Editor’s Choice Award & Finalist
for an unpublished novella she wrote.

Susan has won various other literary awards for her short stories and poetry.

Susan’s poem “The Dance of Wind in Trees” can be read in the April 2013 issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review. The VQR, in existence for 88 years, is known for its excellence in literature and poetry. Touting such authors as H. L. Mencken, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Ashmore, C. Vann Woodward, Dumas Malone, Thomas Wolfe, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Olen Butler, Ann Beattie, Robert Penn Warren, Robert Frost, and Rita Dove. For more information about the Virginia Quarterly Review, go to:

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