Susan Eschbach grew up in Kansas City. Her writing career began in elementary school when she had a 4-H club column in a Johnson County, Kansas, monthly newspaper. Her journalistic writing continued through high school and college and came in handy for several jobs. She embarked on her first novel in 2008 at the insistence of a close friend and members of the Mid South Writers Group, convinced writing fiction would be easy because of her background in journalism. “Boy, was I ever wrong,” she says. “It only took eight years to get it right.” Susan is married and the mother of two sons, one of whom is pursuing his own writing career. Their family is rounded out with a dog and five cats.