Susan Kaye Quinn
Susan Kaye Quinn grew up in California, where she wrote snippets of stories and passed them to her friends during class. Her teachers pretended not to notice and only confiscated her stories a couple times.
Susan left writing behind to pursue a bunch of engineering degrees (B.S. Aerospace Engineering, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering) and work for NASA, GE, and NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research). She's studied supersonic engines, designed aircraft engines, and studied global warming, but she was drawn back to writing by an irresistible urge to share her stories with her niece, her kids, and all the wonderful friends she's met along the way.
All that engineering background comes in handy when writing science fiction stories, and her boys continue to clamor for more middle grade books and less love stories. Unfortunately for them, she enjoys writing both.
She doesn't have to sneak her notes anymore, which is too bad.
Susan writes from the Chicago suburbs with her three boys, two cats, and one husband. Which, it turns out, is exactly as a much as she can handle.
Life, Liberty, and Pursuit
When college-bound Eliza falls into a cruise-ship pool, she doesn't expect to fall in love. And when navy recruit David pulls her from the water, he finds her surprisingly hard to resist. But a whirlwind of rescues, candlelit nights, and beachside misunderstandings pulls them into a four day love affair that forces them to choose between keeping true to their dreams and having the courage to love.
Full Speed Ahead
Enjoy a free short story, Full Speed Ahead, from Susan Kaye Quinn, author of Life, Liberty, and Pursuit.