Meet Suzanne

Suzanne’s grandfather was raised Plain—one of eleven children born on a farm near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. She called him Deardad, even though he was a very stern, very serious fellow. That was where her interest in the Plain people began.

Deardad started his career as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse called Pigeon Hill. Many years later, he finished his career as a publisher for a magazine. That was where Suzanne’s interest in writing began, too.

Suzanne lives in California with her family and big yellow dogs. When she isn’t writing, she’s raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. You can find Suzanne at She likes to hear  from readers!