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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 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

Bom Dia, Brasil!

It always blows my mind when I see my books published around the globe in other languages and formats. For a story that started in my tiny corner of the world to make its way to readers in distant lands is a miracle to me. It affirms my belief that stories connect us, no matter where we are or what language we speak.

Brazil fell in love with THE LOST AND FOUND BOOKSHOP. I’ve never been to Brazil. I

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message 16: by Jazz

Jazz Feylynn Thanks Susan for friending me :D
Love your stories!

message 15: by Jan

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

message 14: by Carolyn

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

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

message 12: by Donnajo

Donnajo Thanks for the add Susan.

Penelope Marzec Thanks for the add!

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!


NorthernLightsGirl Hi Susan,

Thanks for adding me to your friends list.


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!!!

Bradley Glad to make your aquainance Susan. =)

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

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