A note from Susan

Writing is a calling and passion that won’t be silenced for authors no matter what type of books they write. From Steven King to Jane Austen, writing is as important as breathing. That is the way I’ve always felt about it too. No matter what’s going on in my daily life, as soon as my fingers hover above my keyboard, I’m transported into the world of my characters. Each journey takes me over and tugs at my emotions as I write their story. With the use of humor and wit, I trudge through dark tragedies. My characters and I weave the way to a happy ending. As you read my novels, I hope you get to know and love my characters as I do. And the moments you spend with them fill your heart, and life, with contentment and joy.

With love, 

Susan Berry

Behind the Author

Susan Berry was raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Weekends often found her family camping in the Cascade Mountains or playing in the snow of Mt. Rainier.

 

After earning a degree in Social Science from Pierce College, Susan landed a job as a leasing consultant for an apartment community, a position outside her chosen career path—but it came with a free apartment. She spent the next twenty years in real estate, working her way up to asset manager of a portfolio with more than twenty-five-hundred units and a staff of thirty. Not bad for a first job out of college.

 

But severe rheumatoid arthritis left Susan wheelchair dependent, with the inevitable decision to leave her job. Her husband did some leaving of his own. Now a divorced mother of a young daughter still living at home, Susan needed to pivot and fast. To pay the bills, she made pageant wear for children of friends. In the evening hours, with her daughter fast asleep, she started writing her first novel, Dance of the Heart.

 

By the time her daughter graduated college, Susan’s arthritis was to the point she could no longer sew. She had just finished the manuscript for her book, so she decided to pursue her childhood dream of being an author. After a disappointing one-book experience with a small publishing house, she chose to self-publish.

 

Susan wrote The Reluctant Heart—a sequel to that first book and felt energized about her writing career again. However, fate dealt the fledgling author another challenge. A severe accident resulted in her left leg amputation. But even as a bedbound paraplegic, Susan could still indulge in her lifelong love of writing and produced Promise of the Heart, the third book in what became her Moments of the Heart series.

 

Today, you can find Susan watching the hummingbirds out her living room window overlooking her flowerbeds, and typing away on her tablet. With God on her side, and chocolate bars aplenty, she continues her fulfilling journey as an author—and advocates for those who need her help. Every novel she writes, every story she tells, her fondest wish is it brings as much happiness to the reader as it has for her to share it.

Notebook and Pen