Suzanne d’Corsey grew up in various countries, including Ethiopia and India, before moving to Scotland. She attended the University of St Andrews in 1978 for an MA Honours in Medieval History, where most of The Bonnie Road takes place, then lived in Edinburgh and the Borders. Since the mid 80s in Scotland, she has pursued her great love of story-telling in theatre and fiction, albeit interspersed with many other jobs, from running a theatre and galleries, to training cutting horses.
Suzanne has won awards and scholarships for her writing, including a Pushcart nomination for her short story “Wee Janet and the Filthy Pagan Heathen Thing.” The Gods of Theatre demanded years of playwriting after she won a national contest for a new play, “Ragnarok,” in the year 2000. This led to commissioned productions with the Oklahoma Repertory Theatre Company, and many others. Her time as a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference in 2003 resulted in a live broadcast radio play for National Public Radio affiliate KWGS, and she’s enjoyed other theatre awards, commissions, and productions.
Suzanne is delighted to live on the coast in Maine, immersed in history and with easy access to the wilderness.
Longbow archery provides a meditative distraction from work. At present, Suzanne has four longbows of varying character and weight. An upstart recurve has recently joined the ranks, quite a beautiful bow, which it must be to compete with the elegant longbows. Although a lack of time has not yet allowed Suzanne to build her own arrows, (or yew longbows) she collects feathers suitable for fletching as the forest yields them, and lives in hope that someday she’ll be able to spend the quiet winters as a bowyer and fletcher. Her love of traditional archery inspired a short story, "Longbow" which is included in her book of short stories, The Chaga Hunters and Other Stories.