Susan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia, in 1995. She continues to work on her master's degree in history as time permits.
Her first novel as Diana Palmer was published in 1979. She has over 115 novels in print. Her latest novel is HEARTLESS, released in June 2009. She has written historical novels as well as contemporary romance, and has recently produced science fiction, with her novel THE MORCAI BATTALION appearing in 2007.