Susan Williamson books in order
Susan Williamson is a freelance writer, horse lover and author of thriller, mystery, non-fiction and children's books.
The author of books such as Desert Tail (2018) and Tangled Tail (2018), she attended the University of Kentucky where she received a BS degree in Animal Science, and the University of California, Davis where she received her MS degree in Animal Science.
Throughout her different jobs as an extension agent, a newspaper editor, a riding instructor, an educator and a food coop manager, horses and writing were always a central part of her life.
A member of the Virginia Writers Guild, as well as a member and former board member of Winston-Salem Writers, Susan currently lives in Williamsburg, Virginia with her beloved husband and their Labradoodle.
Whenever she isn't writing, Susan can be found reading, gardening, traveling, swimming, being a grandparent and volunteering through Faith in Action.
Genres: Children's Book, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Non-fiction, Thriller
Dead on the Trail
- Dead on the Trail (2016)
- Dead in the Loft (2020)
- Desert Tail (2018)
- Tangled Tail (2018)
- Taking Flight: Winston-Salem in Prose and Poetry (Edited by Susan Williamson) (2021)
- The Riding Lesson (2018)
- How To Buy Your First Horse (2017)
- How to Write Family Stories (2019)
- Glimpses of a Public Ivy: 50 Years at William & Mary (Edited by Susan Williamson) (2022)
Detailed book overview
Dead on the Trail
Molly and her husband, John, are professional horse trainers. They love living on a farm in rural North Carolina, they love caring for the horses, and they mostly love teaching others to ride. When John leaves to judge a horse show, Molly stays behind to take care of the horses and students. Her dog, Bingo, is by her side for everything, including finding a body in the woods…
Soon Molly and John are sorting through clues to help catch a killer, but they will have to work fast because this one is a little too close to home.
Molly likes her job at the new farm… for the most part. But finding a dead man in the loft could change everything. Who is this man, and how did he die? Then the discovery of yet another body makes everything more complicated, and Molly can’t stop herself from looking into things as the body count piles up.
With the delivery of horses that may or may not be legal and the appearance of animal rights activists intent on doing damage, Molly has her hands full. Clearly, though, her first priority is stopping a killer, as Molly has become the next targets. With lives on the line, including her own, Molly holds onto the reins as she chases down a murderer determined to destroy everything she has.
Horses, mystery and unexplained death are all involved in this international thriller. Madelaine Jones is awakened moments before her farmhouse explodes. Soon after, she discovers a letter that says her husband may have died for reasons other than being a war casualty.
Determined to find answers, she travels across the Atlantic to Ireland. Another explosion and a race against time puts this widowed horsewoman and Irish Garda Agent Peter Simon in the crosshairs of some very dangerous people who would do anything to stop her from finding the truth.
NB: Previously titled Turkmen Captives.
Madelaine Jones is working to rebuild the pieces of her life. She is going through the process of becoming a foster mom to a teenage girl who survived a brutal trafficking ring. She is also in the midst of remodeling a new house because her old one was destroyed in an explosion, and she has finally come to terms with her husband's death. In fact, she has found a new love: Peter Simon.
Simon, who works for intelligence agencies across Europe, comes to America to investigate a money laundering case that involves racehorses. Soon Madelaine is helping Simon unravel the clues that lead to money, diamonds, and murder along the horse racing circuit.
As the investigation unfolds, danger mounts from different corners of the world. Can they keep the people they love safe while finding a way toward their own future?
Winston-Salem today bursts with new life in its hospitals, its science parks, its colleges, its arts shops and galleries and its bustling downtown evenings; and yet bears witness to its long history.
Taking Flight, Winston-Salem in Prose and Poetry, celebrates the city from its 1750's Moravian settlers to its 2010 ballpark, and features the winners of the Winston-Salem Writers' 2011 Contest - an open contest judged by Joseph Mills (Poetry), Ginger Hendricks (Flash Fiction), Leigh Somerville (Short Story), Anna Fields (Creative Nonfiction) and Emily-Sarah Lineback (Overall Winner). First Place winners were Robin Chalkley (Flash Fiction), Arthur Hondros (Creative Nonfiction and Overall Winner) and Claude Limoges (Poetry and Short Story). Other winners included are Barbara Engler Buskirk, Bonnie Davis, David Hill, John Korzen, Tony R. Lindsay, Kathy H. Mendenhall, Steve Mitchell, Ray Morrison, Bill Pfefferkorn and Jennifer L. Stevenson. The anthology is edited by Carol Roan and Susan Williamson.
Sadie is horse crazy. Her birthday is approaching and, as always, she asked for a horse or pony. But the gift she receives may be even better. This illustrated beginning chapter book for children encourages horse lovers of all ages to learn to ride.Horse coloring pages in the back add to the delight of this story.
Should you buy a horse for your child? Should you buy a horse for yourself? This book addresses all of the issues related to horse ownership, from choosing the right breed to understanding what type of daily attention your horse will need. Written with clarity and insight, Susan Williamson's equine knowledge will expertly guide you on your first horse ownership journey.
Why write family stories? Each of us may have a different reason and any reason is valid. Do you want to leave a legacy of how life was for those who follow you? Do you want to remember particular people who were notable in their accomplishments? Do you want to flesh out a genealogy by describing the appearance and character of the relatives you remember or even those who came before you? In HOW TO WRITE FAMILY STORIES, Susan Williamson provides practical advice to help you accomplish your writing and publishing goals.
A behind-the-scenes collection of vignettes, as told by a professor of four decades, shares the story of life at America's second-oldest college from 1950 to 2000.
Learn about the remarkable students, faculty, administrators, and alumni who helped bring William & Mary into the 21st century. This compilation of over 50 colorful stories, each accompanied by original illustrations, includes extraordinary achievement, humorous incidents, unique characters, and memories of day-to-day life at the historic university. Holmes uses his own experiences as a professor, along with interviews from alumni and staff, to paint a detailed, fond, and rich picture of this era, which will inspire and amuse anyone with ties to William & Mary.