Suzanne Morris was born in Houston in 1944, and grew up in the East End, graduating from Stephen F. Austin High School and attending the University of Houston. In 1963 she married her high school sweetheart, J.C. Morris. They currently reside in Cherokee County, Texas and have one son. He and his wife live in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where both are teachers. They have one son.
Suzanne had always dreamed of becoming a writer, but until 1967 she had not received any instruction in creative writing. While in Fort Lewis, Washington where her husband was serving in the U.S. Army, Suzanne took creative writing classes at Clover Leaf Community College from writer and teacher Rega McCarty. From Suzanne's work in the class, Ms. McCarty recognized a potential novelist. A 5,000 word short story was devoted almost entirely to character development.
At age 28, back home in Texas, Suzanne began what was to be her first novel, GALVESTON. The elements of the story were stored in her early memories of visiting the island city and staying in an intriguing house with terrifyingly high front stairs. These memories, along with the recollection of an old photo of a ballerina posing out on a Galveston veranda, formed the nucleus of the story.
Each of Ms. Morris' subsequent novels has evolved similarly, from those strong indelible images internalized in childhood, which grow more potent the longer they are locked away.
Sweeping from the English coast to the shores of America, this stunning conclusion to the CLEARHARBOUR TRILOGY follows the Selby family into the third generation.
The second book in the CLEARHARBOUR TRILOGY, ELIZABETH'S LEGACY carries forward the story of the Selby family through the romance and political intrigue of World War II, in England and the United States
LOOK BACK WITH LONGING
Book one of the CLEARHARBOUR TRILOGY. An intriguing story of love and betrayal, loss and redemption, set in the U.S. and England in the dark days of WWI, through the reckless 1920's.
"The plot is both plausible and facinating. The ending is devastating and unexpected. You won't forget this story ten minutes after you put it down."
-- Gazette Telegraph, Colorado Springs
"Casts a spell!"
-- Publishers Weekly"Imaginative gusto... feverish... seductive"
-- Harper's Bookletter
WIVES AND MISTRESSES
"A fascinating multi-generational story that is full of intriguing twist and turns."
"Poignant yet unsentimental... Engrossing plot... highly recommended."
-- Library Journal