Susan KeoghWhen Susan Keogh won an elementary school writing contest and a trip to a regional young writers conference, she hadn't realized that experience was the beginning of a love affair with words. Keogh was raised in a large family where reading was encouraged. Through her mother's interest in history, Keogh grew to admire such authors as Michael Shaara and Bruce Catton, a fellow Michigan writer who focused on the American Civil War. So it was no wonder that her first writing credit was a featured article in the magazine America's Civil War. Keogh's particular interest in the Civil War led her into re-enacting for several years as a field musician.

Keogh's most recent time period of historical interest is early colonial America and the age of piracy. She is crafting a series of novels that center around the adventures of Jack Mallory, a young Englishmen who is both pirate and eventually the patriarch of a large rice plantation in the colonial province of Carolina.

Outside of her writing life, Keogh works in the health care field and enjoys travel (preferably to warm places outside of her native Michigan!), the arts, and equestrian activities.

AOS Pirate Fiction

Series: The Jack Mallory Chronicles

Year

 Book  Comment
  The Prodigal Jack Mallory's obsession with finding his mother's kidnapper drives him to the West Indies
  The Alliance Two pirates; sworn enemies. An alliance forged by blood
  The Fortune Jack has vowed to abandon his nefarious seafaring life

 The author’s official web site is susankeogh.wordpress.com

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