Susan is originally from a small town in north-eastern Ontario. Her inspiration for this novel was gleaned from the lives of her paternal grandparents and her uncle’s stories about the old days. Home Fires is the product of her love of the North and passion for genealogy and history. Susan graduated from McGill University and is now retired from a rewarding teaching career in both Quebec and Ontario. She and her husband are the proud parents of two, doting grandparents of four, and live beside a lake in the Kawarthas.