Susan Aylworth is a professor emeritus of English at California State University, Chico, where she taught writing for 30 years, a wife of 42 years, a mother of seven children, gramma to twenty-one, and the author of eight novels. Her books have been published by three publishing houses and in five languages. Her poems have appeared in the Broad River Review and Sand Canyon Review. One favorite work is “Gertrude,” a one-woman play that allows Hamlet’s mother to defend herself. “Gertrude” has been produced by two California theaters.
Susan loves poems, plays, words in almost all form, and good raspberry jam.
Born and raised in Arizona, she now lives in northern California with her writer-husband, Roger, a dog called Pirate, and two quirky cats. Like most women of her generation, she wishes the grandkids would visit more often.
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Return to Rainbow Rock
Marcie Carmody feels broken. Wounded by a disastrous relationship, she limps home to Rainbow Rock to heal. Ryan Fields has never felt so broken, separated from his family and the life he planned, redirected to Rainbow Rock. Little can they know of the wounds and the healing that will alter both their lives.
Meet Maggie, a 17-year-old senior who works part-time as a psychic reader, but just for fun. There’s no true psychic ability, is there? When Maggie befriends a ghost and is arrested for her new friend’s murder, the two girls—one dead and the other in jail—have to solve an ugly crime and persuade the police to believe them. And Maggie thought calculus would be tough!
The Trouble with Rainbows
Joe returns home after the death of his wife and is still loyal to her. So when he reunites with an old classmate, the last thing on his mind is love. Angelica is shy and socially inept, but she promises herself that she will try and socialize. So when she runs into Joe, the Golden Boy of high school, the last thing she expects is romance. Can they discover the will to begin again and let love in?
A Little Night Rainbow
Max was married once-it wasn’t pretty. The odds of him marrying again are about as likely as seeing a rainbow in the night. Cretia was married and it wasn’t pretty. The last thing she needs is a man. She assures her daughter she'll marry again—when she sees a night rainbow. When love brings them a rainbow, both must decide between the security they know and the risks of loving again.
Don't Promise Me Rainbows
When Chris called asked local vet for help, he never expected the pretty Dr. Sarah McGill to show up. He is just looking for a good time, not a romantic entanglement. And the last thing Sarah wants is some handsome cowboy stirring up trouble, making her feel emotions she never wanted to feel again. But when a project forces them together, they can risk making promises they may not be able to keep.
At the Rainbow's End
Kurt has everything going for him. So why does he feel so discontent? Alexa has just earned her first break as a screenwriter. So why does bad luck find her now? Kurt and Alexa have differing ideas about what constitutes success and their differences may be too great to bridge. So why are they so drawn to one another? Can a small-town girl grown big-time find happiness with a small-town cowboy?
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