All About susanmboyer

Susan M. Boyer has been making up stories her whole life. She tags along with her husband on business trips whenever she can because hotels are great places to write: fresh coffee all day and cookies at 4 p.m. They have a home in Greenville, SC, which they occasionally visit. Susan’s short fiction has appeared in moonShine Review, Spinetingler Magazine, Relief Journal, The Petigru Review, and Catfish Stew. Her debut novel, LOWCOUNTRY BOIL, received the Agatha Award for Best First Novel, is a 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense recipient and RWA Golden Heart® finalist.

Susan's Info

2012 GH Finaling Category
Romantic Elements

2012 GH Finaling Manuscript
Lowcountry Boil, a Liz Talbot Mystery Private Investigator Liz Talbot is a modern Southern belle: she blesses hearts and takes names. When her grandmother is murdered, Liz high-tails it back to her South Carolina island home to find the killer. Her long-dead best friend pops in and things get complicated. Liz must use more than just her wits and charm to catch a psychopath before he catches her.

Susan's Fun Facts

I love to sing Karaoke. Singing just makes me happy, though I suspect it makes me happier than those imposed upon to listen to my caterwauling. I love to dance, and the only form of exercise I can stick to is the dance games on XBox Kinect and/or Jazzercise. I can also fake shag (the state dance of South Carolina, not the British translation) after a glass or two of wine.

Of Deadlines and Commitments

After years of writing, editing, rewriting, more editing, and a protracted series of “revise and resubmits” for a string of agents I never signed with, I was giddy to have my second book under contract before it was finished. I celebrated having a deadline. True, I’d been asked when I could have the book ready […]


Pray for Night – Part Four

Welcome to Fiction Fridays! We aim to give you a short bite of fiction every week–something you can enjoy during your lunch hour–but with a twist: You pick the idea for the next installment! To catch up on the story so far, read Part 1 (by A.J. Larrieu) Part 2 (by NYT Bestselling Author Darynda Jones) and […]