Susan King

Susan Fraser King

Dragonblade Publishing

Susan King is the bestselling, award-winning author of thirty-plus historical novels and novellas, a nonfiction history, along with dozens of articles on writing and education. Her first book, The Black Thorne’s Rose, was inspired by her dissertation research in medieval art history. All of her books, including Lady Macbeth: A Novel and Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland, have been published by Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins, Kensington, ePublishing Works, and Dragonblade Publishing. Praised for historical accuracy and authenticity, lyrical writing, and storytelling quality, she is a USA Today bestselling author and the recipient of numerous industry writing awards, nominations, and lifetime achievement awards; her books have also earned starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal and more.

Susan is a private school teacher, a former university lecturer in art history, and a founding member of the long-running author blog “Word Wenches”. She holds a B.A. in studio art and English literature, an M.A. in art history, and Ph.D./ABD in medieval art history, and has master-level certification in Reiki and Qigong. Raised in Upstate New York, she lives in Maryland with her expanding family.