Susan did social work in Baltimore, Upper Harlem and the South Bronx, and finally, Richmond, California. One evening shortly after Susan was married, she was reading a mystery by Agatha Christie and said to her husband, “I could do that.” “Well you go ahead,” said he. You can hear his tone, can’t you? Susan’s Husband never mentioned that boast of hers again. But bravado early in a marriage can reverberate long and loud, if you don’t do something, and quickly. So Susan took paper to typewriter. That turned into a manuscript, but not one you’ll ever see. Be thankful. It was five years and five manuscripts later that Karma sold. Since then, Susan has taught yoga, worked as a paralegal, and been part of the private investigative defense team in a capital murder case. She was a founding board member of the Sisters in Crime, and subsequently president. Susan lives outside of San Fransisco, with the same husband.
Leave Room for Serendipity
Susan Dunlap interviews Margaret Maron about “Take Out,” the conclusion of her Sigrid Harald series....