Sue lives in East Sussex with her husband and two of her four grown up children. Like most women she has a number of jobs, some paid (as a specialist dyslexia teacher and special needs co-ordinator of a local primary school) and others unpaid. The most rewarding aspect of her work is sharing the excitement of young children as they learn to read and begin to discover a love of stories for themselves.
In the last four years Sue has enjoyed spending time immersed in stories of her own making. Her first novel, His Small Shadow, was inspired by a family photograph of her great grandparents taken in 1904. The story takes elements of their lives as young people in the mid 1860s and fictionalises them. The setting is also fictionalised, but is based on the area near to Tunbridge Wells in which they lived.
Sue has recently received first prize for a short story in a local writing competition and is currently researching and planning a sequel to His Small Shadow.