H. Schussman


I currently live in Northern California with my husband of 33 years and our crazy little cat, Loca. I travel at least 6 weeks a year throughout Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Portugal and Italy. I recently retired as a Physical Therapist to write full time. I specialized in Cognitive Disorders, Psychiatric Disorders, PTSD, Amputees, and general Geriatrics and Veterans.

I love to work in my garden and to spend the afternoon wine tasting with my husband. For exercise I swim laps at the local pool and go for early morning speed walks.

My husband, writing, and traveling, are my passions.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I always have a few books on the back burner, but right now I'm writing another conspiracy/action adventure with the same main characters. This time they end up in Guatemala. As you know from my other work, I like to incorporate behavioral and cultural differences into my writing. I feel it’s important to feel challenged by a story. This story takes the reader to the people group living inside the Guatemala City garbage dump.

I also deal with the complex subject of drug trafficking. This is a world-wide issue, but my focus is the drug trade through Central America. Who is the bad guy? isn’t always an easy question to answer. In this case it’s degrees of bad. Guatemala’s incredibly corrupt government makes them an easy target for my dark creativity.
Who are your favorite authors?
This may come as a surprise, but I love the classics; Alexandre Dumas, Jane Austen, Lyman Frank Baum, Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Orwell, Louisa May Alcott, C.S. Lewis. I just started Dracula by Bram Stoker, and am impressed with his crisp clean style. I like truly good literature.

I do read modern novels such as; The Hunger Games, The Woman of Sin, Water for Elephants, The Shack, Under the Tuscan Sun. Have read most of the work by Patricia Cornwell, Robin Cook, James Mitchener, and Francine Rivers.
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McGee Crime Series
Sean McGee has a chip on his shoulder. He's overly protective of the women in his life. He's also a patriot from the beginning--at eighteen years-old he enters the Marine Corp, then makes the ultra elite Recon. He becomes a city cop when he gets out, which lasts a couple of years before he realizes he doesn't have the resources to hunt the criminals down across all borders. The CIA solves that problem. When he meets and falls in love with a smart, sexy doctor, his stress level goes up. Now it's personal. He must protect Sport. ( Save The Girls, Counterpart, El Tiburon, In the Crossfire of Revenge)
Save the Girls
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The Tattered Book
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 58,640. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
What if the main character of the book fell in love with the reader? When Cassi buys an old tattered book at a garage sale, she finds out.
Save the Girls
Series: McGee Crime Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 74,910. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Save the Girls is the first book in the McGee Crime Series. Sean Mcgee finds the police department too restrictive when he attempts to take down a Russian pimp. He becomes a CIA operative, and as a side job steals the pimp's young prostitutes and hides them. Attacks and counter-attacks keep McGee perilously close to getting fired as he becomes obsessed with Saving the Girls.
In the Crossfire of Revenge
Series: McGee Crime Series, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,880. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
When CIA Agent McGee volunteered with his wife to chaperone a church group to Colombia, he never dreamed he’d be battling assassins from an unknown enemy. The minute he crossed the border, unarmed, he had a price on his head. Now he must protect his wife (again) and the missionary team while keeping his real identity secret.
El Tiburon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,620. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015 by vinspirepublishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
CIA Agent Sean McGee is on a drug trafficking case in Guatemala when his wife is kidnapped in an attempt to stop him. It has the opposite effect. McGee follows a trail of corruption leading him back to the USA. He will rescue his wife no matter the stakes, but will this be his final fight?
Series: McGee Crime Series, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,840. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
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Sport witnesses the murder of a family friend, and escapes into Sean’s protective custody. When a plot by Russia to infiltrate our nation is uncovered, Sean finds out too late his direct boss is the enemy. Sport has the evidence to prove it. The dilemma is how to keep Sport safe and resolve the escalating danger to the USA. When they realize the President is the next target, they join forces.