Susan Griffin was born on 14 May 1952 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, daugther of Maureen McGinnity and Norman Griffin. She obtained a Bachelor in English at University Sussex on 1973. On 1976, she married Tim Curran, and they divorced on 1980. On 1980, she remarried Ray Curnow, and they divorced on 1988. On 1997, she remarried Paul Frederick Simmonds, and they live between in central Norwich, England and in the Loire valley, France. She has two children: Rufus and Evan.

She is a professional writer since 1979, and has since written or co-written more than 30 published books, including a wide range of non-fiction books and novels for Collins and Constable, she also wrote under the pseudonym of Sally Cook for Mills & Boon. She researches the life of real people to her novels, and now also to write biographies. During the course of her researches she visited many of the places in both England and France.

In the 1990s Susan set up with a group of writer friends and ran a small fiction publisher, Rampant Horse. Since 1997 she has run Curran Publishing Services Ltd, www.curranpublishing.com, which specializes in preparing mostly non-fiction books for press under subcontract from major publishers. In this capacity she has copy edited, typeset and indexed hundreds of books. For eight years until 2009, CPS had its offices in a redundant medieval church in Norwich, St Mary Coslany. Susan has been also a trustee of the Norwich Historic Churches Trust, which oversees many of Norwich’s redundant churches, since the early 1990s.

Book List in Order:12 titles

  • Sally Cook’s Making Music is a superb collection of poems from one of the most promising writers to emerge from the New Formalist movement in recent years. These selected published pieces touch on multiple aspects of the human experience, and the v...


  • Getting kids to sleep isn't easy -- especially when there are games to be played -- in bedrooms everywhere, adults try their best -- (but so do kids).Author Sally Cook teams up with New York Times best-selling illustrator Laura Cornell in this uproar...



  • Work before pleasure? Belinda Barford had been thrilled to be hired as Dr. Howard Henderson's assistant on his research trip to Crete. It had even seemed right to respond to his advances--it was obvious they shared an overwhelming sense of attract...



  • The black sheep wasn't about to turn white And that was why Laura didn't relish the idea of telling Alex Gillon he was about to become the Earl of Exonby--and the owner of a Gloucestershire estate. She liked it even less once she'd met handsome...


  • Was it only fate -- or true fortune? When Candy told Marshall Scott's fortune at the village fete, she found the famous photographer bewitchingly handsome but infuriatingly arrogant--and enigmatic, too. She'd lightheartedly predicted a romance ...


  • Was it only fate -- or true fortune? When Candy told Marshall Scott's fortune at the village fete, she found the famous photographer bewitchingly handsome but infuriatingly arrogant--and enigmatic, too. She'd lightheartedly predicted a romanc...


  • She was prepared to meet challenges Yet on her first big assignment as a photojournalist, Claire found that she wasn't ready for Jake Eagleton. Dynamic, footloose, and wedded to his career as a structural engineer, Jake made it plain he was her...






  • Mandy felt like a fish out of water She'd always known she was adopted--but the older she got, the more marked the differences became. So after very careful preparation she traced her real mother. Grant Livingstone, who found her in the grounds...


  • A man to be avoided at all costs! That was what Lucy told herself about Laurent. She was spending the summer working for her uncle on the Spanish island of Minorca. She wanted to heal a broken heart and enjoy the sun. A holiday romance could destr...


  • Dare she let him help her? When her father died, leaving her as president of Trenco, Janis Trench had to give up her fashion designing to run the small, ailing factory in Smith bury. Or else risk losing it entirely. But when the bank insisted...