Suzanne Shearing is a retired journalist, stage school owner and film maker.
Starting on her local paper, the Welwyn Hatfield Times, as a cub reporter, she progressed to evening and national publications, writing news and features, as well as a local column.
In 1995 she had a change of career, due to her love of the theatre and film. After attending drama school, she opened a stage school, which soon became the most successful part time stage school in Hertfordshire, with 300 young students and fourteen teachers of drama, dance and singing.
When she retired she started writing scripts, and made two feature films, ‘No Smoke’ and ‘Archie’, which have been distributed throughout the world, and a short, ‘Nobody’s Child.’ ‘No Smoke’ was an official selection for the International Marbella Film Festival.
’Two Old Ladies and a Secret Child’ is Suzanne’s debut novel, something she thought she would never achieve. Writing 80,000 words is not easy for a journalist who has been trained to keep everything short and sweet!
Suzanne lives in rural Hertfordshire with her pups Rusty and Rocky, and with her son and his family nearby.
She is working on her next novel with great enthusiasm, having discovered that fiction is so much more exciting than facts!