Suzanne Pederson

Biography

I create characters that I want to know in real life. I absorb their personalities and when their story is finished I walk out of their lives with a piece of them still living inside me. My life has been enriched by the fictional characters I've known.

I have been writing fiction and romance novels since the early 80s. I enjoy getting to know the characters that travel through me. It's kind of funny, but I learn a lot about life from my characters.

I like to write stories about people falling in love, and often write stories involving married couples whose love is tested. I get inspired by my own characters when they survive difficult circumstances and fall back in love. It reminds me that love is fragile but also resilient. Most surprising is how strong love can feel after its most challenging moments.

My stories often include a military or legal theme because I'm a military veteran (and also a military brat, and wife) plus, I have a law degree.

I've been fortunate enough to live in England and Germany, and eight different American states. I've also had a varied professional career working in the medical field, the legal field, education... and years ago, I was a waitress.... so I have a lot of life experience that falls into my writing.

My husband and I have three children and a growing number of grandchildren which keeps us pretty busy. When I have down time I like to garden, swim, ski, and run. I also enjoy family time, dancing and making wine with my husband, hanging with my children, and playing with my grandchildren.

Books

In Cadence Love
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,870. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Military
She joined the army to be more than a housewife. Her anti-military, older musician husband served in Vietnam. He hates how the army is brainwashing his wife, turning her into a gung-ho soldier, but she loves her new found confidence and patriotic purpose in life. Can these two opposing lovers resolve their differences to save their marriage, or will they lose it all for her military career?
Something to Cherish
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,840. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
Mary and Ian were high school sweethearts before they were forced to break up. Reunited and now married, their future looks bright as Ian's cognitively impaired daughter and her similarly impaired boyfriend, get married. But a coming of age crisis, a financial disaster, and Ian's ex-wife threaten the happiness. A romantic comedy that looks at love and marriage and extended family relationships.
Something to Remember
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,920. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Childhood sweethearts get a second chance at love when they meet again as attorneys working opposite sides of a case. But life is more complicated now as adults, and ultra cool Ian has a secret - a special needs child and a bad boy past that he's hesitant to share with Mary. Can they find their way into a happily ever after despite life's challenges? Book one of three in the second chance series.
Travesty of Justice
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,680. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
An enemies to lovers romance. He's mourning his wife and young daughters and now he's accused of murdering their killer. She's his dedicated defense attorney, but he hates her and her defense strategy. To complicate matters, she's falling in love with him! Can she win him an acquittal and capture his heart? Awarded Bronze/3rd Place in the 2020 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program-Romance category.