Suzanne grew up in Hawera, Taranaki. She attended Palmerston North teacher's College then taught in Te Kuiti, Galatea, Portland, Haast and finally Collingwood in Golden Bay, where she still lives. She is the mother of two children and grandmother of four. In Golden Bay, she enjoyed parachuting, skydiving, and scuba diving. With her venturesome husband she farmed deer, searched for gold in the hills and pioneered a business growing oysters in deep water cages. She taught at the local school while adding to her teaching degree through distance learning.
Āwhina's People, an historical novel based on Pre-European Maori culture, was published in 2011. This book is widely read and in most New Zealand libraries.
Mrs Lacy, published by CP Books in 2013, provides an insight into human relationships – how difficult it can be to understand others and how easy to misjudge.
His Father's Will, published in 2014, is a work of historical fiction based on the life of Suzanne's grandfather. The book is proving to be popular. The story, based on historic material, has the ring of authenticity.
Keep your head up, my girl, published in November 2016, is a historical novel which begins in Nelson in 1910. It is a gripping story of a strong- willed young woman carving a path for herself during a turbulent time in New Zealand’s history.
Ram on the Roof - published in 2019, a children's picture book.
Hōkioi: Giant of the Sky, published in December 2021.
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