01/05/2011: Susan's novel received a rave review in the April edition of Kent Life Magazine. See her 'author page' on this site, or visit www.susangiles.co.uk.
31/01/2011: Bookworm Read & Return of Bridgwater has kindly become the latest local stockist of The Primrose Path. Although it is a relatively small shop, it is quite literally packed chock-a-block with books of all descriptions, making it a veritable Aladdin’s Cave of goodies; there’s something on its shelves to suit all ages and tastes – a must place to visit for anyone who loves reading.
30/11/2010: Susan Gave an interview on the Emma Briton show on BBC Radio Somerset. Listen to it at www.susangiles.co.uk/news.
25/11/10: From The Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News
Novelist’s new book blends romance and time travel.
Burnham novelist Susan Giles has released an intricate blend of romance and time travel in The Primrose Path.
Susan’s romantic nature flourished early when she was in school.
At the age of 13, her curiosity in astronomy and time travel was piqued by a charismatic teacher who took her stargazing one night.
It is this experience that forms the basis of the central relationship in The Primrose Path.
Student Eloise and teacher Paul embark on a platonic affair which is accepted by Eloise’s parents, until the death of Eloise’s mother.
But then her father, consumed by grief, bans Eloise from seeing him.
So when Paul is killed in a car crash, Eloise is devastated and goes through life holding on to the loss of her teenage love – and the memories of when they were together.
But when a suicide attempt takes her back into the past, the two meet once more.
28/10/10: The Bridgwater Book Shop is pleased to stock The Primrose Path and to display promotional posters.
A romantic at heart, Susan started writing love stories in her teens, and was one of the last teenagers to elope to Gretna Green before the age of majority was lowered to eighteen. But for her the mundane reality of married life could not compete with her ideal, and the marriage sadly ended in divorce.
Ironically for someone so in love with the romance genre, her first published stories were supernatural thrillers, appearing in successive issues of the London Mystery Selection. But it wasn’t long before she was back to her favourite topic, and stories quickly followed in the magazines True Secrets and True Romance in America.
But a ‘proper’ living had to be earned and Susan obtained a post as a technical writer in a manufacturing company. She stayed there for twenty-three years, until she left to return to romantic fiction.
Susan has an honours degree in English and history from the Open University. She now lives in Somerset, where she divides her time unequally between writing, reading, gardening, travelling… and trying to play the piano.