Suzie O’Connell grew up in a small town on the Kitsap Peninsula in Western Washington but has called the mountains and valleys of Western Montana home for well over a decade. She has been writing stories since she was old enough to know how and completed her first novel before she graduated from high school. After high school, tired of the endless rain, she attended college at the University of Montana-Western and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Writing.
When she isn’t writing, Suzie enjoys playing in the mountains with her husband Mark, their daughter Maddie and their energetic golden retriever Reilly. She is also a hobby photographer, specializing in landscapes.