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Susanne Dunlap

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Susanne Dunlap is the author of more than ten works of historical fiction. A graduate of Smith College with a PhD in Music History from Yale University, Susanne grew up in Buffalo, New York and has lived in London, Brooklyn, Northampton, MA, and now Biddeford, ME. She has two grown daughters, three granddaughters, two grandsons, a stepson and a stepdaughter, five step-grandsons and one step-granddaughter—that's a total of four children and eleven grandchildren!

Susanne is also an Author Accelerator Certified Book Coach in fiction and nonfiction, specializing in coaching historical fiction and historical nonfiction.
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I'm so glad you liked it! There is a sequel—I'm currently re-editing it and giving it a new cover and plan to re-publish it soon. If you wan…more
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I'm so glad you liked it! There is a sequel—I'm currently re-editing it and giving it a new cover and plan to re-publish it soon. If you want to be notified when, sign up for my e-mail list at https://www.orphansoftolosa.com/newsl.... (less)
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The Academie was born of a tiny piece of information I discovered quite by accident, that Eliza Monroe, Hortense de Beauharnais, and Caroline…more
Hi Halls,

The Academie was born of a tiny piece of information I discovered quite by accident, that Eliza Monroe, Hortense de Beauharnais, and Caroline Bonaparte all attended the same French boarding school. And that period, when Napoleon was on his way to becoming emperor but not quite, always fascinated me. I wanted to write a story about how being in such a volatile time and place, with such strong characters, might shape a young girl's view of life.

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The Portraitist: A novel of Adelaide Labille-GuiardMy twelfth historical novel, The Portraitist, is coming out with She Writes Press on August 30 of this year. It’s a book I’ve been working on in one form or another for seven years. I’ve also written and published novels within the space of a single year, usually because I was under contract to a publisher, but not always. I’ve been traditionally published, hybrid published, and self-published. I’

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“No disrespect' is a world away from respect--and admiration.”
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“I want to create, not kill.”
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“In this time of , music is vital.”
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Kat❤asprohie!! You are the reason Mrs. Susanne why i started to like history and historical fiction and that means alot to me !! .. Thank You :)


Kat❤asprohie!! Mariama:) wrote: "Thank u soo much for accepting my friend request:) I love reading ur books and can't wait to read them all, especially Anastasia's Secret!!"

Anastasia's Secret was amazing !!!! READ IT !!:)


message 5: by Lei

Lei Thank u soo much for accepting my friend request:) I love reading ur books and can't wait to read them all, especially Anastasia's Secret!!


message 4: by Keith

Keith Hi! Thanks so much for the friend request!!! I plan on reading all your books, as well!!!


Chelsey Hi Susanne,

I just received my copy of In the Shadow of the Lamp that I won from the giveaway. I had a card ready to send you as a thank you, but your return address was scuffed up in the mail. So -- I just wanted to say thank you SO much! The inscription makes it such a keepsake and I can't wait to dive into your story!

Chelsey


Sarah  (sarahandherbookshelves) Hello Susanne! I just want to thank you for signing my copy of Anastasia's Secret that I won on goodreads. I'm looking forward to reading and reviewing it soon:)


Susanne Just wishing everyone a happy New Year!


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