After graduating from college (including a stint at Harvard), Susan Wiggs became a math teacher. In 1987, she published Texas Wildflower, the first of what would become a long list of classic romance novels; Wiggs is famous for writing her first drafts in longhand.
Susan Wiggs is an award-winning author (see list below). She was a 2009 RITA® finalist in the RITA®: Best Contemporary Single Title category with her novel Snowfall At Willow Lake. Susan Wiggs was a 2010 RITA® finalist in the RITA®: Contemporary Single Title Romance category with her novel Fireside.
Stand Alone titles:
- Dockside - 2007
- Drifter, The - 1998
- Enchanted Afternoon - 2002
- Fireside - 2009 (MIRA)
- Home Before Dark - 2004
- Lakeside Cottage - 2005
- Lightkeeper, The - 1997
- Lord Of The Night - 1993
- Ocean Between Us, The - 2004
- Passing Through Paradise - 2002
- Snowfall At Willow Lake - 2008 (MIRA)
- Summer Affair, A - 2003
- Summer At Willow Lake - 2006
- Summer By The Sea - 2004
- Table For Five - 2006
- Texas Wildflower - 2002
- That Summer Place - 1998
- Winter Lodge, the - 2007
- You I Never Knew, The - 2001
Chicago Fire Trilogy
- It Happened One Christmas - anthology - "The St. James Affair"
- Husband for Hire - Harlequin "Heart of the West" series - 1999
- 1991-1992 Career Achievement Award Winner - Romantic Times Magazine - Historical Adventure
- 1993-1994 Career Achievement Award Winner - Romantic Times Magazine - Historical Novel
- 2001 Career Achievement Award Winner - Romantic Times Magazine - American Historical Romance
- 1994 RITA® - Best Romance of 1993 for Lord Of The Night
- 2001 RITA® - Short Historical for The Mistress
- RITA Winner for Lakeside Cottage.
- 2007 RITA Nominee in the Best Contemporary Single Title category for Summer At Willow Lake