Susan Meissner is a USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction with more than half a million books in print in fifteen languages. She is an author, speaker and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism. Her novels include As Bright as Heaven, starred review in Library Journal; Secrets of Charmed Life, a Goodreads finalist for Best Historical Fiction 2015; and A Fall of Marigolds, named to Booklist’s Top Ten Women’s Fiction titles for 2014. A California native, she attended Point Loma Nazarene University and is also a writing workshop volunteer for Words Alive, a San Diego non-profit dedicated to helping at-risk youth foster a love for reading and writing.
She will join us virtually via Zoom to discuss The Last Year of the War. In this impeccably-researched and highly relevant historical novel, Susan has propelled a little-known WWII event – the forced internment and repatriation of thousands of German immigrants and their American-born children – out of the realm of obscurity and into the much-deserved light of day. An extraordinary work among Susan’s many critically acclaimed books, this novel centers on a fictional Iowa teenager and the very real experience of her father’s arrest, the family’s internment in Texas, and then their forced return to Germany the last year of the war.
During the Q&A, participants can ask Susan questions about anything, including her previous novels. Please join us!
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