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About susanvaughan

Susan Vaughan loves writing romantic suspense because it throws the hero and heroine together under extraordinary circumstances and pits them against a clever villain. Her books have won the Golden Leaf, More Than Magic, and Write Touch Readers Award and been a finalist for the Booksellers Best and Daphne du Maurier awards. A former teacher, shes a West Virginia native, but she and her husband have lived in the Mid-Coast area of Maine for many years. Her new release is GENUINE FAKE, a stand-alone book in the Devlin Security Force series. Find her at or on Facebook as Susan H. Vaughan or on Twitter @SHVaughan.


You probably expected a post about Columbus or Indigenous Peoples Day. So many other people will write about those subjects so I’m giving them a pass. I’d rather share the varied aspects of autumn I enjoy, even relish. So… autumn … Continue reading

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Did you ever wonder how the author of that great mystery or suspense you just finished grabbed you from the very beginning? Creating that hook is something authors of genre fiction, whether mystery or thriller or romance or sci fi … Continue reading

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Forgery or Genuine Fake?

The plot of my new release Genuine Fake involves art forgery. One of the main characters is an artist. She manages the legacy of her famous grandfather, whose art works are being forged. I needed information on many aspects of … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Revisited

Today is my wedding anniversary. On July 15, 1972, my husband Warner and I said our vows in the church I attended as a child in West Virginia. Yes, 49 years ago. On July 24, we set out on our … Continue reading

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It’s Win a Book Wednesday!

Susan Vaughan here with a book to give away. Two lucky readers who comment will win a copy of Always a Suspect. June is the 20th anniversary of this, my first published book. In 2001, this romantic suspense/mystery was titled … Continue reading

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Or is it Castles in the Air? After that homebound year of 2020, I’m wishing for a trip to somewhere scenic and abroad. But even though my husband and I are both vaccinated, traveling is still a problematic proposition. So … Continue reading

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I’ve posted this before, so I hope you don’t mind seeing it again. Yes, I know Mother’s Day was last Sunday but this is my day so I’m having my say. I have my mother to thank for introducing me … Continue reading

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At a social event in the distant past when it was possible to attend such things as social events, the woman I was conversing with over our plates of snacks asked excitedly when my next book would be released. I … Continue reading

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My Five Reasons…

As a writer of romantic suspense, along with being a member of Maine Crime Writers and Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, I’m also a member of the Maine Romance Writers. MRW’s newsletter occasionally has a feature called “My Five,” in … Continue reading

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Grouches, Crabs, & Pooches

Today is Presidents Day. I noted in checking through my past posts that my assigned date last year fell also on Presidents Day. In 2020, I wrote about presidential trivia. So rather than repeat, I’ll mention it briefly and move … Continue reading

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