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- Summer at Willow Lake 517 copies, 14 reviews
- Just Breathe 437 copies, 16 reviews
- The Winter Lodge 414 copies, 6 reviews
- Table for Five 366 copies, 10 reviews
- The Charm School 363 copies, 10 reviews
- Snowfall at Willow Lake 352 copies, 9 reviews
- Dockside 346 copies, 5 reviews
- Summer by the Sea 332 copies, 5 reviews
- Fireside 301 copies, 5 reviews
- Lakeside Cottage 288 copies, 4 reviews
- The Ocean Between Us 259 copies, 16 reviews
- The Horsemaster's Daughter 235 copies, 2 reviews
- The Summer Hideaway 228 copies, 8 reviews
- Lakeshore Christmas 219 copies, 10 reviews
- The Firebrand 209 copies, 1 review
- Home Before Dark 202 copies, 3 reviews
- The Hostage 193 copies, 6 reviews
- The Mistress 184 copies, 5 reviews
- Halfway to Heaven 171 copies, 4 reviews
- At the King's Command 167 copies, 2 reviews
- Marrying Daisy Bellamy 160 copies, 7 reviews
- The You I Never Knew 157 copies, 4 reviews
- Passing Through Paradise 152 copies, 3 reviews
- The Lightkeeper 147 copies, 3 reviews
- The Maiden's Hand 143 copies
- The Goodbye Quilt 143 copies, 10 reviews
- Enchanted Afternoon 140 copies
- A Summer Affair 134 copies
- At the Queen's Summons 129 copies, 4 reviews
- The Drifter 125 copies, 3 reviews
- The Apple Orchard 123 copies, 8 reviews
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Using blunt scissors, pages from a Big Chief tablet, a borrowed stapler and a Number Two pencil, Susan Wiggs self-published her first novel at the age of eight. A Book About Some Bad Kids [I still have this-CL] was based on the true-life adventures of Susan and her siblings, and the first printing of one copy was a complete sell-out.
Due to her brother's extreme reaction to that first prodigious effort, Susan went underground with her craft, entertaining her friends and offending her siblings with anonymously-written stories of virtuous sisters and the brothers who torment them. The first romance she ever read was Shanna by the incomparable Kathleen Woodiwiss, which she devoured while slumped behind a college vector analysis textbook. Armed with degrees from SFA and Harvard, and toting a crate of "keeper" books by Woodiwiss, Roberta Gellis, Laurie McBain, Rosemary Rodgers, Jennifer Blake, Bertrice Small and anything with the words "flaming" and "ecstasy" in the title, she became a math teacher, just to prove to the world that she did have a left brain.
Late one night, she finished the book she was reading and was confronted with a reader's worst nightmare—She was wide awake, and there wasn't a thing in the house she wanted to read. Figuring this was the universe's way of taking away her excuses, she picked up a Big Chief tablet and a Number Two pencil, and began writing her novel with the working title, A Book About Some Bad Adults. Actually, that was a bad book about some adults, but Susan persevered, learning her craft the way skydiving is learned—by taking a blind leap and hoping the chute will open.
Her first book was published (without the use of blunt scissors and a stapler) by Zebra in 1987, and since then she has been published by Avon, Tor, HarperCollins, Harlequin, Warner and Mira Books. Unable to completely abandon her beloved teaching profession, Susan is a frequent workshop leader and speaker at writers' conferences, including the literary institution Fields End and the legendary Maui Writers Conference. Her novel The Charm School was voted one of RWA's Favorite Books of the Year. She is the proud recipient of three RITA awards for Lakeside Cottage, Lord of the Night and The Mistress, and is often a finalist for the prestigious award. Her books appear regularly on numerous "Best Of" lists.
Susan enjoys many hobbies, including sitting in the hot tub while talking to her mother on the phone, kickboxing, cleaning the can opener, sculpting with butter and growing her hair. She lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with her family.
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