Sue Stephenson, writing as Suzanne Goldring, is a debut novelist writing commercial historical fiction.
Her first career was in PR consultancy, specialising in travel and business. She worked on diverse accounts, including the US Travel Service and the reopening of The Grand Hotel in Brighton after the 1984 bombing. Sue launched bar coding in the UK, supporting big brands, major retailers and cross-party committees and ran training workshops for the Public Relations Consultants’ Association.
Sue is a keen cook and gardener, an active member of her local church and sings in a small choir at services in Elstead in Surrey, where she had previously lived for twenty-one years. She used to have a menagerie of sheep, pigs, hens and ducks but now only has two cats.
Suzanne Goldring’s bestselling first novel MY NAME IS EVA was published by Bookouture in Autumn 2019 and sold almost 200 000 copies worldwide in its first four months. Since then, she has written BURNING ISLAND (January 2020), THE GIRL WITHOUT A NAME (October 2020), THE SHUT AWAY SISTERS (June 2021), THE GIRL WITH THE SCARLET RIBBON (February 2022) and most recently THE WOMAN OUTSIDE THE WALLS (October 2022). All of Suzanne’s novels mix contemporary and Second World War history to tell of secrets that surprise and intrigue lovers of vivid and remarkable fiction.
Sue lives near Alton, Hampshire, is married to Mike, a former advertising commercials director and has two daughters.