Susan D. Peters, a native of Chicago’s south side, is a graduate of DuSable High School and DePaul University. Always adventurous, Susan’s curiosity lured her to Liberia, West Africa for eleven years. Her family’s escape during the brutal Liberian Civil War is the spellbinding account of her memoir, Sweet Liberia, Lessons from the Coal Pot. Sweet Liberia, received the 2010 Black Excellence Award for Non-Fiction by the African American Alliance of Chicago and in 2011 the book was awarded a prize for Non-Fiction from the Illinois Press Women's Association.
Broken Dolls, Susan’s second book, represents her foray into the mystery market and is the first of a series featuring Detective Joi Sommers as its heroine. Additionally her work is featured in three anthologies, Baring It All, the Ins and Outs of Publishing, Signed, Sealed, Delivered … I’m Yours, a romance anthology running the gambit of nice and naughty and The Anthology of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association.
Susan currently and produces and hosts a weekly talk radio program on WVON1690AM and manages community relations at a prestigious academic medical center. In addition to her busy career, she has raised five children and is a proud grandmother.
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