AUTHOR OF FINDING ESME, THE STOLEN ONE, AND THE VERY ORDERED EXISTENCE OF MERILEE MARVELOUS
Bio: Suzanne Carlisle Crowley, a published author, artist, and mother of three, was born November 19, 1963 in the small west Texas town of Uvalde. From an early age, Suzanne loved books and telling stories. Her earliest story, “The Secret Alley,” handwritten at age six on notebook paper remains in her possession. She grew up in Austin, Texas, later moving to Houston where she graduated from Stratford High School. Following in her parent’s footsteps, Suzanne attended The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Journalism degree with a minor in English in 1986. Suzanne’s literary career began at Austin Homes and Gardens magazine where she wrote copy. Suzanne’s writing career expanded to two unpublished historical romance novels. But she decided to write a different type of novel, something her children and grandchildren would enjoy following the 9-11 tragedy. In 2003, Suzanne penned, “The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous.” It was published in 2007. Suzanne and her husband, Daniel J. Crowley, live in Southlake, TX.