Suzanne Kimball a genuine “swamp-Yankee” (born and raised in Washington County, R.I.) New Englander but various job changes have brought her and her husband via Massachusetts and Florida to a small (but growing-too-fast) town in eastern North Carolina.
Suzanne has worked in the corporate world (and was very happy to leave that) as well as a freelance information designer, editor, copywriter and have gladly taken on any job that requires a creative approach to problem-solving. She came to writing rather late in life. After many years as a graphic designer, writing emerged as another satisfying creative outlet. The creative processes of designing and now writing are an integral part of who she is, not just what she does.
Suzanne and her husband (and biggest source of encouragement) spend a part of each year indulging in a shared passion—world travel. (Machu Picchu at dawn is a religious experience.) As for the rest, She holds a black belt in aikido, has experienced underwater wonders (and sharks) as a scuba diver. Kayaking, hiking, geocaching, camping and most anything having to do with the outdoors keep them very active.
She enjoys reading both fiction and non-fiction but will admit to living vicariously through books. (OK, so they were mostly romance novels.) Perhaps that is what sparked her to write love stories that are just a little bit different from most romance genres.
She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and Heart of Carolina Romance Writers.
When Allison Janson literally runs into her girlhood hero, Daniel Altamont, for the first time in 15 years, she sees him as the same compassionate man who rescued her from schoolyard bullies so long ago. Her love for Daniel, carefully tucked away in her heart for so long, is stirred at their re-acquaintance. The attraction is mutual and undeniable. They both see a future that holds the promise of dreams fulfilled.
Days after they meet, tragedy strikes, brutally changing the course of Daniel’s life. And Allison’s.
Her attempt to save Daniel from the despair that engulfs him results in a brief moment of hope for them both. But when tragedy strikes again, Allison is left to pick up the pieces of her broken life.