Susanna Bavin



Thank you for visiting my website. I am a saga writer, living in wonderful North Wales. Moving here was the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, but my writing is inspired by my Mancunian roots.


I am represented by Laura Longrigg at MBA and my debut novel, The Deserter's Daughter, will be published in hardback this year by Allison & Busby, on June 22nd in the UK and on September 2nd in the US. For other publishing details, please click on the Deserter's Daughter tab at the top.



1920, Chorlton, Manchester.


As her wedding day approaches, Carrie Jenkins is trying on her dress and eagerly anticipating becoming Mrs Billy Shipton. But all too soon she is reeling from the news that her beloved pa was shot for desertion during the Great War. When Carrie is jilted and the close-knit community turns its back on her, her half-sister Evadne and their mother, the plans Carrie nurtured are destroyed.


Desperate to overcome her private troubles as well as the public humiliation, Carrie accepts the unsettling advances of the well-to-do antiques dealer, Ralph Armstrong. Through Ralph, Evadne meets the aristocratic Alex Larter, who seems to be the answer to her matrimonial ambitions.


But the sisters have chosen men who are not to be trusted and they must face physical danger and personal heartache before they can find the happiness they deserve.



My Blog:


I post blogs at the weekend, mostly about books and writing, though occasionally another subject creeps in. Do take a look and leave a comment if a topic interests you. 


This being the last weekend of the month, normally Kirsten would be on the blog with her regular montly round-up of her writer's life. Unfortunately she can't be here this week, but her absence does give me the chance to share something special that has only just happened. Click on the Blog tab to take a look.


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Come and chat with me on Twitter. My name is @SusannaBavin.


I have recently set up a Facebook page. I'd love it if you visited me there.


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I am a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and a member of the RNA's Wirral & North Wales Chapter.


We meet once a month at Gladstone's Library in Hawarden in Flintshire. It's an interesting and inspiring venue with a wonderful bistro, Food for Thought. It's no coincidence that we schedule our meetings to start at lunchtime!


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I love living in Llandudno. We've been here for four years now, but we still have that "Wow! We really live here," feeling.


Take a look at some of my favourite photos by clicking on the Llandudno tab. I have recently added a few more. Take a look at the one of the Little Orme - can you see why people say it looks like an elephant lying in the water? Scroll down to the bottom of the Llandudno page to see it.


There are more Llandudno photos in a blog about coming to live here.



If you're on Twitter or Facebook and you like my photos, let me know and I'll post one in reply, specially for you.