Susannah Carleton discovered Regency romances at the ripe old age of 33 and promptly fell in love, since life among the ton in Regency England is such a diverting change from that of an engineer.
Yes, really, an engineer. A mechanical engineer whose specialty is orthopedic biomechanics (applying the principles of physics and engineering to the bones and muscles of the body). While her three engineering degrees are not particularly useful when writing Regency romances—there are days she would gladly trade one of them for a degree in British history or English lit—they are essential for her "day" job. After nineteen years as a college professor, she now works as an engineering consultant.
Unlike many of her author colleagues, she never thought she'd write a book. Scholarly articles, yes; she's written a number of them. Novels, no. Her novel-writing career was born of her love of reading, but she might never have put pen to paper—or fingers to keyboard—had an author friend not challenged her to write a book. Years of storytelling, first for her youngest sister, then for nieces and nephews and her son, paid off, and A Scandalous Journey was the result.
She lives in South Florida with her husband of more than three decades, and when she isn't reading or writing or researching her next book, she enjoys knitting, baseball, and solo and choral singing.