Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: Genre: Fiction Mystery Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sites:
Illinois ConnectionSusanna Calkins currently lives in Highland Park, IL, and has lived in the area for a number of years. Calkins holds a PhD in history and currently teaches at Northwestern University.
Biographical and Professional InformationSusanna Calkins became fascinated with seventeenth-century England while pursuing her doctorate in British history. A former pirate, she once served on the Golden Hinde--a museum replica of Sir Frances Drake's ship--now dry docked in the Thames. Originally from Philadelphia, Calkins now lives outside of Chicago. She writes historical mysteries. Her first series, the award-winning Lucy Campion Mysteries, is set in 17th century London. Her second series, the Speakeasy Mysteries, is set in a Prohibition-Era Chicago speakeasy. She is also the current president of the Sisters in Crime Chicagoland Chapter.