Susan, 46, is a Lancashire lass, she grew up in Wigan and now lives in Skelmersdale. She has very fond memories of daytrips and holidays in Blackpool as a child. Her favourite Pleasure Beach ride is the River Caves - it cannot be a coincidence that many of Susan's books settings feature the same locations as the ride!
She studied at Low Hall County Primary (now closed) and Byrchall High School. She did a Btec in Media Studies at St Helens College and then completed a degree in Journalism, Film & Broadcasting at University of Wales College of Cardiff (UWCC.)
A Liverpool Echo weekly titles journalist and chief-sub editor for 10 years, Susan changed careers in 2009 to work in heritage education. She is now Learning & Community Manager at Norton Priory Museum & Gardens in Runcorn. She has also worked at Rufford Old Hall, Tatton Park, Quarry Bank Mill, Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Blackpool Zoo.
Susan was also longlisted in 2007 for the Writers & Artists 100th edition novel writing competition.
Susan Brownrigg's debut children's novel GRACIE FAIRSHAW AND THE MYSTERIOUS GUEST is a historical middle-grade mystery set in Blackpool, 1935. It will be published by Uclan Publishing on July 2nd 2020.
Strange things are afoot at The Majestic … Check yourself in for a mystery beside the seaside.
Gracie Fairshaw and her family have barely moved into The Majestic, a Blackpool boarding house, when her Ma mysteriously vanishes.
Gracie teams up with her younger brother George, siblings Violet and Tom, and maid Phyllis. They must work out why one of the guests – a conman conjurer – has made Ma disappear … Can they get her safely home as the clock ticks down to the 1935 Illuminations Switch-on?
The book cover design and all illustrations created by Jenny Czerwonka.