Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
15,555 (16,206)4821,171 (3.66)450
Summer at Willow Lake 794 copies, 24 reviews
Just Breathe 633 copies, 16 reviews
The Winter Lodge 615 copies, 5 reviews
Table for Five 566 copies, 13 reviews
Snowfall at Willow Lake 524 copies, 10 reviews
Summer by the Sea 511 copies, 8 reviews
Dockside 502 copies, 7 reviews
The Charm School 501 copies, 15 reviews
The Apple Orchard 487 copies, 30 reviews
Fireside 471 copies, 8 reviews
Lakeside Cottage 463 copies, 10 reviews
The Lost and Found Bookshop 454 copies, 29 reviews
The Summer Hideaway 394 copies, 11 reviews
The Ocean Between Us 383 copies, 22 reviews
Lakeshore Christmas 379 copies, 12 reviews
Home Before Dark 320 copies, 7 reviews
The Horsemaster's Daughter 320 copies, 5 reviews
Family Tree 318 copies, 23 reviews
Marrying Daisy Bellamy 313 copies, 7 reviews
The Beekeeper's Ball 308 copies, 25 reviews
The Oysterville Sewing Circle 307 copies, 17 reviews
The Firebrand 299 copies, 3 reviews
The Hostage 293 copies, 5 reviews
Return to Willow Lake 285 copies, 13 reviews
The Mistress 269 copies, 5 reviews
The You I Never Knew 268 copies, 6 reviews
Passing Through Paradise 258 copies, 3 reviews
The Goodbye Quilt 246 copies, 15 reviews
Map of the Heart 243 copies, 22 reviews
At the King's Command 241 copies, 5 reviews
Halfway to Heaven 234 copies, 4 reviews
The Lightkeeper 213 copies, 4 reviews
The Maiden's Hand 197 copies, 2 reviews
Enchanted Afternoon 194 copies, 5 reviews
A Summer Affair 190 copies, 1 review
Candlelight Christmas 186 copies, 12 reviews
The Drifter 179 copies, 4 reviews
Between You and Me 179 copies, 10 reviews
At the Queen's Summons 178 copies, 3 reviews
Starlight on Willow Lake 166 copies, 11 reviews
Texas Wildflower 145 copies, 1 review
Irish Magic (4-in-1) (Contributor) 131 copies, 1 review
Irish Magic II (4-in-1) (Contributor) 113 copies, 3 reviews
Lord of the Night 112 copies, 1 review
Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices (Contributor) 105 copies, 18 reviews
The Mistress of Normandy 98 copies, 1 review
Miranda 63 copies
The Raven and the Rose 53 copies, 1 review
The Story of Us 53 copies
The Maiden of Ireland 50 copies, 1 review
The Mist and the Magic 46 copies, 1 review
Briar Rose 30 copies
Kingdom of Gold 29 copies
Winds of Glory 22 copies
October Wind 22 copies
Embrace the Day 15 copies
Moonshadow 14 copies
The Key Ingredient 10 copies, 2 reviews
Island Time 8 copies
No title 1 copy
Christmas 1 copy
2009 (36) 2010 (32) adult (50) adult fiction (32) adult fiction book (35) anthology (82) audio (33) Calhoun Chronicles (34) California (36) chick lit (78) Christmas (49) contemporary (132) contemporary romance (272) ebook (141) family (75) fiction (863) historical (122) historical fiction (42) historical romance (415) in print (36) Kindle (107) Lakeshore Chronicles (89) Large Print (43) library (40) mystery (37) novel (49) own (82) paperback (118) pb (53) read (122) romance (1,304) series (96) short stories (33) Susan Wiggs (39) to-read (1,016) unread (90) Wiggs (44) women's fiction (57) Z: I (31) Z: I F (31)

Susan Wiggs has 2 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
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.
Disambiguation notice

LibraryThing Author

Susan Wiggs is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing.

Susan Wiggs / susanmwiggs profile

Member ratings

Average: (3.66)
0.5 5
1 33
1.5 8
2 164
2.5 65
3 820
3.5 237
4 1069
4.5 82
5 470

Author pictures (2)


(see all 2 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Susan Wiggs is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Susan Wiggs is composed of 6 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 160,379,473 books! | Top bar: Always visible