Author Spotlight on Susan Lewis
By Rachel Reeves
Susan Lewis was born in 1956 in Bristol, born to miner Father and stay at home Mother, Lewis had as she describes a ‘normal, happy, nuclear family,’ then at the age of nine she lost her Mother to cancer and her family and life changed. Filled with anger and loss Lewis rebelled at being sent to a ‘posh’ boarding school by her Father and set out on a mission to get expelled, she succeeded at age thirteen and describes her teenage years as ‘too painful to go into.’
At eighteen she got a job at HTV, now ITV, in Bristol and at twenty-two moved to London to work for another television network: Thames. Lewis began as a secretary in news and current affairs then went on to train as a production assistant and was moved to light entertainment and drama. When Lewis asked the Controller what steps she needed to take to become a producer his reply “Oh, go away and write something,” changed her life forever.
Lewis went on to write her first novel, A Class Apart the story of four women, best friends all hiding dark secrets that could destroy them.
Over thirty years later and Lewis has written twenty eight fiction titles and two non-fiction titles, both about her mother’s death and her journey through the confusion of cancer and the destruction losing a parent causes.
Lewis is very passionate about helping children cope with death, she is a prominent member of Winston’s Wish the charity for bereaved children. They offer practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals.
And her latest release Too Close To Home…
|Too Close To Home – Susan Lewis|
The compelling and heart-breaking new novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors.
Jenna and Jack Moore have moved their family to Wales for a fresh start. For vivacious, happy-go-lucky fifteen-year-old Paige the future is full of promise.
But suddenly everything changes. Paige becomes more and more withdrawn.
The closeness she once shared with her mother a distant memory. It then becomes clear that Jack has secrets too.
Preoccupied with her younger children, her husband’s fidelity and their fledgling publishing company, Jenna doesn’t realize the extent of her eldest daughter’s unhappiness until the unthinkable happens.
And the nightmare is only just beginning.