Welcome to the website where you can find information about Sue Cross’s writing. Also on this site, Sue will keep you updated on the ups and downs of a writer, as well as keeping you posted on her latest work. Enjoy the free short stories and browse the blogs, which are regularly updated.
Sue Cross was born in the Wirral, England and has lived in Hong Kong, Mauritius, Australia and Spain. Widely travelled, she has visited more than fifty countries. Apart from writing, she enjoys painting, reading, good coffee and cooking curries.
After running the skin care company, Susan Molyneux, for over twenty years she retired and decided to write, using her experiences abroad to paint vivid pictures of life in the colonies in the changing times of the 60’s and 70’s.
She is married, has a grown up family, lives in the Cotswolds and is a frequent visitor to southern Spain.
Her debut novel, Tea at Sam's, was published in 2011 and Making Scents followed in 2013. She drew on her experiences as an expat living in the colonies when writing Tea at Sam's and quotes, 'If you have not visited these far flung lands, let my words take you there.'
Making Scents is the sequel and features the same characters plus a few more, including Tash, a young drug addict and her Spanish lover, Luis. As in the first novel, the sequel employs the theme of the restorative power of friendship. Drawing on her knowledge of the beauty industry, she has written a fast paced family drama based in England and Spain.
Petals in the Sand, is a collection of short stories with a spiritual theme and is available as an ebook.
After winning several awards for her short stories, Sue decided to publish a collection of flash fiction. Stories to Go, which is available as a paperback and ebook, consists of ninety-three varied stories.
COMMENTS FROM OTHER AUTHORS
“Sue, you write vividly, clearly and well.” Fay Weldon
“Sue’s prose is clear and engaging – she clearly has a gift for writing.” Dr Nigel Scotland
“Beautifully written.” Bishop David Pytches
"This writing should appeal to a wide audience." Jackie Pullinger
All works published on this website are the sole intellectual property of the author, Sue Cross, unless otherwise stated, and may not be copied or redistributed without permission.
In October 2014 Sue read her award winning short story for the Brave New World theme at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.