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Susan Wiggs

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Susan Wiggs's life is all about family, friends...and fiction. She lives at the water's edge on an island in Puget Sound, and she commutes to her writers' group in a 17-foot motorboat. She serves as author liaison for Field's End, a literary community on Bainbridge Island, Washington, bringing inspiration and instruction from the world's top authors to her seaside community. (See www.fieldsend.org) She's been featured in the national media, including NPR's "Talk of the Nation," and is a popular speaker locally and nationally.

According to Publishers Weekly, Wiggs writes with "refreshingly honest emotion," and the Salem Statesman Journal adds that she is "one of our best observers of stories of the heart [who] knows how to capture emotion on
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Dear Friends,


It’s a bittersweet moment for me as I think back over the Lakeshore Chronicles series. When Summer At Willow Lake was published, the topic was a 50th wedding anniversary, based on the celebration my family had for my parents. In fact, I dedicated the novel to them.





Yesterday, I learned the book is on the New York Times Bestseller List once again. For that I have readers to thank....

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message 16: by Jan

Jan Moran Hi Susan,
Thanks for the friendship, and happy writing. Love your work!
Jan Moran


message 15: by Carolyn

Carolyn Haven Thank you for your friendship. Happy reading and writing.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 13: by Donnajo

Donnajo Thanks for the add Susan.


Penelope Marzec Thanks for the add!


message 11: by L.J.

L.J. Kentowski Thanks for the add, Susan! I'm honored!


message 10: by Susan

Susan Just finished The Goodbye Quilt!! Loved it!! :)


message 9: by Holly

Holly Jacobs Hi, Susan!! Thanks for finding me here!


Pamela Hey Susan...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 7: by Gigi

Gigi Hi Susan!

Thanks for the friendship!

Gigi


NorthernLightsGirl Hi Susan,

Thanks for adding me to your friends list.

NorthernLightsGirl


message 5: by Terry

Terry Odell Thanks so much for adding this romantic suspense author (and HUGE Susan Wiggs fan) to your Goodreads friends list. (Somehow, I can't get used to using "friend" as a verb.)


message 4: by Carri

Carri Susan,
Thanks for becoming my friend. I love your books!


message 3: by Kelly

Kelly Moran Pleasure, Susan!!!
~K
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Bradley Glad to make your aquainance Susan. =)


Daniel
btw Susan, I've added Table For Five and some of your other books to my to-read list.


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