Susan Wittig Albert

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Susan became a full-time writer (her third career) after abandoning her second career in teaching. (Her first career was in mothering, during which she produced three great kids: sons Bob and Michael and daughter Robin.) After undergraduate work at the University of Illinois at Urbana, she went on to earn a Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Berkeley. For 15 years, she held teaching and administrative positions at the University of Texas at Austin, Newcomb College of Tulane University in New Orleans, and Southwest Texas State in San Marcos, Texas. Thoroughly fed up with academic politics, she quit (yes, just like that) and began writing books for young adults.

In 1986, she and Bill Albert were married and in 1987, they moved from Austin to the Texas Hill Country. Writing by herself or with Bill, Susan produced over 60 young adult novels (1984-1991), then graduated to adult mystery fiction. Since 1991, she has written over two dozen mysteries (in three mystery series) and two non-fiction books. She also writes a regular column called "The Herbal Thymes" for Country Living Gardener and contributes articles to other publications.

In addition to her writing work, Susan is the founder and president of the Story Circle Network, a non-profit organization that encourages women to write about their lives. She occasionally lectures, gives talks, and leads workshops on herbs, mysteries, fiction and memoir writing, and women's issues, but she'd rather stay home and write, read, spin, weave and knit, garden, and enjoy life with Bill, as well as Zach, Lady, and Shadow (two black Labs and a black cat).

Susan Wittig Albert
Susan Wittig Albert

Writer and Teacher
Author, China Bayles herbal mysteries, Beatrix Potter mysteries,
Co-author, Robin Paige Victorian mysteries (with Bill Albert),
Author, Writing from Life, Work of Her Own



  1. Work of Her Own
  2. Writing From Life

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