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Susie Kelly

“There are a handful of authors who achieve that elusive trick of making you laugh out loud. For me it’s James Herriot, Bill Bryson and Susie Kelly.” French Entrée Magazine, June 2013

Born a Londoner, Susie Kelly spent most of the first 25 years of her life in Kenya. She now lives in south-west France with her husband and assorted animals.

She believes that her explosive temper is a legacy from her Irish-American grandfather, but has no idea who to blame for her incompetence as a housewife. Still, she’s very kind to animals, small children and elderly people.

Susie particularly enjoys exploring the road less travelled, discovering the lives and events of lesser-known places.

Susie has a rapidly growing, dedicated, fan base. All 5 of her popular travel books dominate Amazon’s UK paid French Travel Bestsellers. In 2013 they achieved the straight flush #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5! In January 2014, her remarkable memoir I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry… became an US Amazon bestseller, reaching #35 in the US Top 100, Paid. Prior to publishing with Blackbird Digital, Susie was with Transworld who sold over 50,000 of her titles in the UK, some of them are rights-reverted and are now available to readers worldwide for the first time.


25% of Susie’s royalties from The Valley of Heaven and Hell are shared equally between Cancer Research and Tower Hill Stables Sanctuary in Essex.

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Susie’s Books, available as ebook and paperback:

Travels With Tinkerbelle – 6,000 Miles Around France In A Mechanical Wreck

Best Foot Forward – A 500 Mile Walk Through Hidden France

The Valley Of Heaven And Hell – Cycling In The Shadow Of Marie-Antoinette

Swallows & Robins – The Guests In My Garden

I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry…  A memoir

Ebook only:

Bon Voyage A 58,000 word Susie Kelly sampler

The Susie Kelly Boxed Set All 5 of the above full-length Susie Kelly titles, 397,000 words for a bargain $6.69/£4.74

Other Books By Susie Kelly

With over 50,000 copies sold, tens of thousands of UK armchair travellers have already discovered the joys of accompanying Susie on her escapades in her past adventures:

Two Steps BackwardThe Misadventures of An Englishwoman Abroad (Transworld/Bantam 2004)

[Paperback available here - UK Only No Ebook]


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