As part of one of many mid-life crises, SUSAN SQUIRES began writing professionally while still working as an executive at a Fortune 500 company. She still uses tales of romance and adventure to escape budgets and projects. She researches and writes her books at the beach in Southern California, supported by two Belgian Sheepdogs, a warmblood mare and a wonderful husband named Harry who writes occult mysteries as H.R. Knight. Her books include The Companion and The Burning.