SUSAN ROUNDS has been fortunate to live in many different places. Her father’s career in the Air Force opened her eyes to a bigger world, as did listening to her mother’s stories of growing up in Europe in the romantic city of Breslau in Silesia, once part of the Kingdom of Prussia.
During her childhood, Susan lived in Germany, not once but twice. Her second move was to a small village along the beautiful Bodensee near the Alps where she experienced another culture and learned the language fluently. Exploring Bavaria’s fairytale castles sparked her imagination.
With her family always on the move, she changed schools every year or two. But her lifestyle taught her a love of adventure where she discovered the world of aviation, expanding her travels to Alaska and the South Pacific and Morocco. She didn’t realize she has only two more continents left to explore. Onward!
Susan worked as a Flight Service Manager on the Boeing 747, flying to Hawaii and Nagoya, Japan—the best job she ever had. Click here to read her inspiration for the epic “Queen of the Skies,” the most elegant, and dare say, majestic airplane to ever fly.
As an airline consultant, Susan developed training programs and authored an inflight operations manual which garnered certification from the Federal Aviation Administration. A later venture into destination marketing gave her a creative platform to publish travel articles.
Susan’s passion for historical romance draws on many of her life experiences, inspiring her to write about the enduring power of love. She and her husband have two sons they’re very proud of and call northern California home.
A Marquette Legacy Epic Romance
At the end of the War of the Rebellion, Mariah Renwick is still haunted by the memory of her late sister as she tries to piece together the remnants of an innocent time lost. All she wants is to bring happiness home again. Then Lieutenant Nathan Lawton rushes into her life and becomes her new husband. But Nathan’s dark and tormented past forges his future out West and threatens everything she holds dear, even railroad magnate, Julian Marquette, whose love she found too late. An epic westward journey shows no mercy and no end. Can Julian fight against impossible odds for the woman he loves, or is all hope lost?