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37 Responses to Contact

  1. Samantha says:

    I am from St. Paul Island, Alaska and I am a huge fan of your Ivory Carver Trilogy, I have read these book plenty of times and have enjoyed them every time. Thank you for getting into the character of an ancient Unangan woman it was a wonderful experience to read these books.

  2. suehar says:

    Hello, Samantha, it’s so good to hear from you! I love your island home, and I admire the Unangan people with all my heart. Thank you so much for taking time to leave a comment on a site!

  3. Don’t know if you are on Facebook or not, but I belong to a FB group that is a fan page for the books of Michael and Kathleen O’Neal Gear. Occasionally your name comes up as another well-loved author in the genre of Native-American prehistoric fiction. The Gears particpate on the fan page and have also expressed their respect for both you and your books. You are missed in that genre. God Bless!!/groups/54987233824/

  4. suehar says:

    Thank you for the heads up on this, Jim. I need to head on over and join in the conversation!

  5. María says:

    Hi Sue! Before Nothing sorry for my english, i`m spanish, (Málaga)
    I wanted to thanks him for yours wonderful books. You are my favorite author!
    I started to read his book in the 2010. I am a huge fan of your The Storyteller Trilogy~
    The bad is that here in Spain is very difficult to get your Books 🙁 . I hope to get to know her a day.
    Greetings 🙂

  6. suehar says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Maria. I’m so delighted that you have enjoyed my novels! Blessings from Sue

  7. Do you ever get down to Adrian for Detroit Annual Conference? Would love to meet with you if you do.

  8. suehar says:

    We never have, but that doesn’t mean we won’t. I’ll be sure to let you know if we ever attend, Jim.

  9. First day down here in Adrian at annual conference and the first new person I introduce myself to turns out to be from Pickford. Then she tells me she is your niece! Forgot her first name (KatieLynn?), but her last name was Williams. Small world.

  10. suehar says:

    Yes, that’s my niece, Katelyn. Glad you were able to meet her!

  11. Gary says:

    Would you I can ask a question?
    Do you publish another book?
    Greetings from Mexico.

  12. suehar says:

    Hi Gary,

    No more Alaska books, Gary, but after taking a few years away from writing to take care of my husband’s elderly parents, I am back at writing and trying to find a publisher for my novels of mystery/suspense. Thank you for asking!

  13. Jane says:

    I am really enjoying you two trilogies, I have just begun the sixth book, Call Down the Stars. I am looking forward to reading more.

  14. suehar says:

    Thank you, Jane! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my novels. If you’re on Facebook, I hope you’ll drop in at Sue Harrison Author and join our merry gang!

  15. judy lindsay says:

    Please,Please,Please write some more books about the ancient peoples of North America.
    dI loved each book and felt so connected to them.I am from Zimbabwe now living in Colorado. We do not enjoy mystery/ detective type of books seems there are millions of authors who write them and your books are so unique and different.

  16. suehar says:

    Judy, I understand your frustration and it is my frustration, too. Very few books about ancient peoples of North America are now being published. The market for them bottomed out in about the year 2000, and my publisher told me, “No more.” If this genre ever gains widespread popularity again, I’ll be writing…

  17. Johan says:

    Hi Sue,
    I am an inveterate traveller and find the best way to prepare for immersion in a new culture – a new destination – is via novels rather than travel books.
    I have just finished the Storyteller trilogogy, which I thoroughly enjoyed!
    The use of different storytellers to illuminate snatches of the past, weaving it together into a satisfying whole, was a master stroke!
    I now look forward to the Ivory Carver series!
    Kind regards and keep telling stories 🙂

  18. suehar says:

    You are so kind, Johan. Thank you so much. I’m smiling!! Great good fortune in your next travel adventure – via books or on land, sea and air!!

  19. ALICIA TAYLOR says:

    Hi, loved, loved, loved the two trilogys you wrote and wish there were many more. I’m right there with the characters, in fact I become them. Prehistoric indian fiction is about all I ever read and I have probably read them all. Right now I’m finishing with ‘call down the stars’ these books were beautifully written……wish you good luck in all you do……

  20. Sue Harrison says:

    Thank you so much, Alicia, and many blessings to you, too!

  21. Campsie Grothendieck says:

    Dear Sue,
    I do not know who arranged it but I got your book Mother Earth as one of the Amazon Daily deals. I am a fan of the Clan of the Cave Bear series so it looked like a book I would like. Oh my! I absolutely love your books. I am just finishing the 6th one Call Down the Stars and I do not want this 2nd trilogy to end. I think of those ancient people every day and it is just amazing how they survived. I hope that daily deal led lots of new readers to enjoy your work.
    I admit I did go to my local library to check them out and I was delighted to see you have signed copies of the books in our Glenview, Illinois library.
    I just had to contact you and thank you so much for your talent and well researched books. The story of Grandfather and Daughter floating from JAPAN was pure magic.
    Well done and again, thank you!

    Glenview, Illinois

  22. suehar says:

    Campsie, I’m so sorry to be so long in replying to your so very sweet comment. (Yep, I’m busy, but I know everybody is!) I’m especially delighted that you have enjoyed Daughter and Grandfather’s story. I love writing that portion of the novel and researching the stories that it is based on. I hope you are seeing the end of a very long winter. We will have 2 more months of snow yet, I’m quite sure, but then I love hibernation time!!

  23. Jackie Doran says:


    here is something funny for you to read (if you ever have time 🙂

    Irish slang:

    Acting the Maggot – Fooling and messing around.
    An Lár – (Irish – ‘On Larr’) – City Centre (An Lar is written on the front of Dublin buses to confuse tourists!)
    Áras an Uachtaráin – (Irish – ‘Arr Iss On Ook TarAwn’) – Home of the President i.e. Located in the Phoenix Park in Dublin
    Bad dose – Severe illness
    Bags (To make a bags of something) – a botched job
    Bang on – Correct. Accurate
    Banjaxed – Broken
    Batch Bread – Thick bread, sometimes sliced already
    Biteen – Little bit
    Black Stuff – Guinness
    Bogball – Gaelic Football
    Bogger – A person from the countryside
    Bowsie – A useless good for nothing usually a male
    Boyo – Male juvenile delinquent
    Bazzer -A haircut (Cork)
    Brutal – Terrible or awful
    Bucketing down – Raining
    Bulmers – Legendary Irish cider, called ‘Magners’ abroad
    Bunk Off – To skip school
    Chancer – Someone who’d try anything i.e. ‘chance their arm’
    Chiseler – A child (Dublin slang)
    Ciotóg- A left handed preson (irish- Kithogue)
    Cod/Codding ya – To pull someone’s leg
    College – University
    Craic – Fun; gossip i.e. “What’s/How’s the craic?” means “tell me your news/gossip”
    Crack on -Continue on
    Crocked – Broken
    Croker – Croke Park in Dublin (main GAA stadium)
    Culchie – A person from the countryside (i.e. outside Dublin) from agricultural
    Cute hoor – A sly person, someone who quietly engineers things to his own advantage.
    Dekko- Look at or inspect
    Delira and Excira – ‘Delighted and Excited’ (Dublin slang)
    Dub – A Dubliner. A ‘True Blue Dub’ is praise.
    Dubes – Short for Dubarry (A brand of shoe favoured by Rugger Buggers)
    Dublin 4 / D4 – A Dublin postcode, but usually refers to a posh person (even if they’re from another Dublin postcode)
    Deadly – Fantastic, Wonderful
    Dense – stupid or thick
    Desperate – terrible (isn’t she/he so/just so Desperate) awful (Irish Roscommon etc slang)
    Donkey’s years – For a very very long time
    Dosser – Someone who is not working at their job
    Eat the head off – To give out to someone
    Eejit – Complete fool
    Earwiging- Listening in to a private conversation
    Effin’ and blindin’ – Swearing, cursing
    Eff off – polite swear word
    Fair play! – Well done
    Feck Off – Go away.
    Fella – A guy. Particularly as in ‘Me Fella’ or ‘My boyfriend / husband / partner’ (Dublin slang)
    Fierce – Very
    Fine thing – Good looking man or woman
    Floozie – Woman of dubious moral attributes
    Fluthered – Very drunk
    Fool eegit – Idiot (Cork slang)
    Fooster – fiddling about
    Football – Soccer
    GAA – Gaelic Athletics Association (Organisation responsible for Hurling and Gaelic Football). Sometimes referred to as ‘Gah’ instead of the G.A.A.
    Gaa – same as the GAA pronounced as as a single syllable GAH
    Gaff – Home. ‘To have a free gaff’ means you’re home alone
    Gammy – crooked or funny looking; as in “he has a gammy leg”
    Gander – A quick glance
    Garrison Game – Football / soccer
    Gas – Funny or amusing
    Gawk – To stare rudely
    Gaybo Famous Irish T.V and Radio personality Gay Byrne
    Get Outta That Garden – affectionate phrase generally thrown into a conversation to encourage laughter, example: “ah would ya get outta that garden!”
    Give out – To have a go / chew someone out e.g. I gave out to him
    Glass (A Glass of ) a half pint Beer/Cider/Guinness
    Gobshite – Socially inept person and / or complete fool
    Gouger – aggressive male
    Guff – excuses and lies
    Gurrier – Hooligan
    Hames/Haymes- Complete mess e.g. to make a complete haymes of something
    Hardchaw – Tough Guy
    Harpic – as in “a pint of harpic”, reference to Harp, a former brand of lager beer
    Hockeyed – Heavily defeated
    Holy Joe – Self righteous person
    Holy show – Disgrace
    How’s she cutting? – ‘Hi’
    Howya – ‘Hi’ or a person from a rough area of Dublin
    Hurl – To play hurling. A hurley stick. To vomit. Or to throw.
    Jackeen – A rural person’s name for a Dubliner and it’s not nice.
    Jacks – toilet
    Jo Maxi – Taxi. Shortened to simply ‘Joer’ (pronounced: jo-er)
    Joy (The) – Mountjoy Prison in Dublin
    Kip – a dump. e.g.: “The hotel was a complete kip.” Or to have a sleep.
    Knacker Drinking – To drink outside illegaly
    Knackered – Very tired or broken beyond repair
    Langer – A cork name for an unliked person (male)
    Langers- Very drunk
    Lash – To rain. e.g.: “It lashed out of the heavens the whole time.” Also verb : ‘give it a lash – to make an attempt at something or ‘to go on the lash’ – to out drinking
    Leg it – To run away quickly
    Locked – Very drunk
    Manky – Filthy dirty or disgusting
    Mi Daza (Cork) Means excellent, brilliant, fantastic. Pronounced (mee-dah-za)
    Mineral- a soft drink
    Mitch – To skip school
    Moran – A fool
    Mortified (or morto, e.g. I was morto!) – Highly embarrassed
    Mot – Girlfriend (Dublin slang). From ‘maith’, Gaelic for ‘good’.
    Murder – Very difficult. e.g.: “Trying to find a taxi was murder.” Or else to really want to do something e.g. ‘I could murder a pint.’
    Naggin – A small bottle of alcohol, particularly vodka
    Nip (in the) – nude
    Nixer – job done for cash to avoid tax
    Norn Iron – Northern Ireland
    Not the full shilling – not fully sane
    Now your sucking diesel You have solved or understand a problem
    On the tear – To go out drinking
    Ossified – Very drunk
    Oul Fella – Your Father (Dublin slang)
    Oul Dear / Oul Wan – Your Mother (Dublin slang)
    Oul Doll – Girlfriend (Pronounced: Owl-Doll)
    Paralytic – Very drunk
    Pictures – To go to the movies i.e. I went to the pictures last night
    Plain – Guinness, as in Flann O’Brien’s “a pint of plain is your only man”, or similar black stout
    Plastered – Very drunk
    Puss (To have a puss on you) – Sulky face
    Rugger Bugger – Person who’s posh loud and likes rugby (usually from Dublin)
    Rugger Hugger – Girl who’s posh and goes out with rugby players (usually from Dublin). Can also be called a ‘Rugger Bugger’.
    Savage – brilliant, great e.g I went to see a savage match yesterday
    Scarlet – To be very embarrassed e.g. ‘I was scarlet’
    School – Primary or Secondary School / Elementary, Junior High or Senior High School
    Senior Cup – Major schools rugby trophy played for by schools mainly in Dublin.
    Shattered – Very tired
    Sheila – a pet name for a promiscuous girl.
    Shinner – Someone who supports Sinn Fein
    Shite – something that’s bad quality, as in “the car was a pile of shite”
    Shower of savages – Ignorant group of people
    Slag – To make fun of someone in a nice way ,nb to be used as a verb, if not has the same meaning as elsewhere ie ‘a common prostitute’.
    Sleeveen – Devious and sly person, usually referring to someone from outside Dublin
    Sliced Pan – Bread bought already cut into thinnish slices
    Sorry- means Sorry, also used instead of excuse me or pardon me. If you want to get to the bar say Sorry !
    Story? (What’s the) – ‘Hi’
    Suckin’ diesel (Now you’re) – Now you’re talking. Now you’re doing well
    Tánaiste – (Irish – ‘Tawn Ish Teh’) – Deputy Prime Minister
    Taoiseach – (Irish – ‘Tee Shock’) – Prime Minister
    Tayto – Legendary Irish brand of crisps (US ‘chips’)
    The Pale – Anywhere inside the Dublin region
    Thick – Extremely stupid
    Throw shapes – To show off, sometimes aggressively
    Touched – Someone who hasn’t their full mental capacities i.e. He’s touched
    Town – City Centre or even the local town!
    Tricolour – Irish flag
    Trinners – Trinity College Dublin
    Uachtarán na hÉireann – (Irish – ‘Ook Tar Awn Na Hair In’) – President (Of Ireland)
    Weak as a kitten – Very tired
    Waster – Someone who’s completely useless i.e. ‘Yer man’s an awful waster altogether’
    Work away – Continue what you are doing
    Yoke – An object or thing i.e. ‘That’s a strange looking yoke, what is it?’
    Young Fella (male) or Young One (female) – Young man or Young woman (Dublin slang)
    Your Man (male) or Your Woman (female) – referring to someone you are talking about (not boy or girl friend/wife etc.)
    Your only man – Something that you can rely on e.g. If you’re hungry, a burger’s your only man (a burger will alleviate your hunger), see Plain above

  24. Campsie says:

    Hello Sue,
    I am sure you have, but have you walked the frozen Lake Superior this winter to see the magnificent Ice Caves I have been hearing about? My dentist told me about the Ice Caves this week. I rushed home to see the pictures online and found them fascinating. Needing a little get-away, I booked a flight to Duluth from Glenview Illinois and will be in the Upper P next weekend. I just had to see them especially since it is a rare occurrence in our relative backyard. I am sure when I am there I will be pretending I am one of the characters from your books as I wander the ice shelves and will be looking for your face in the crowds. As you can tell, I have a very active imagination! Perhaps that very talented photographer in your family could take pictures of the Ice Caves to post on this web site? I don’t think I would have impulsively planned this trip if I had not just finished your books. So, again, thank you dear friend.

  25. suehar says:

    I hate to admit it, but we haven’t visited the ice caves. The 6 hour round trip to get there is just more than we can handle this winter with our commitments to parents and a major building project. I have, however, “visited” them via photos and they are so magnificent! I’m so happy you will have that opportunity! Take pictures!!!

  26. Hi Sue,
    I love your Ivory Carver trilogy! Your writing is very clear, and I appreciate your excellent research.

  27. suehar says:

    Thank you, Mary. The research is so much fun and so interesting to do. Right now, I’m immersed in researching Neolithic Europe for a novel set there at about 6000 B.C. What a great time I’m having. I feel like I travel back each day and live a whole new life!

  28. sheila velazquez says:

    Hi Sue, Wrote to you a couple years back inquiring if you were to write more trilogies and you stated that you were pursing murder/mysteries because there is no market for that genre. I just want to throw out the popularity of this (earlier centuries) genre all over TV, cable, etc since Game of Thrones appeared on the scene. There is a following if you can tap into them. You write this genre so very well!

    But I am willing to try your mystery genre- what is the name of the book?

  29. suehar says:

    I think you’re right, Sheila. I’ve recently had interest expressed from a publisher about research I did years and years ago for novels set in ancient Europe. So, right now, guess what I’m writing? When my very busy summer is over, I hope to bring my blog readers along for the ride as I write this novel, working title BONE FIRE. I’ll be asking questions about plot points and characters and so on, mostly on my Facebook Author page, but also here on my blog. I hope to hear from you then!

  30. nice novel .looking forward to another creative one for next summer 🙂

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  31. Helena says:

    I read your books many years ago. When they came out, I was in high school. These books are amazing and I never wanted the stories to end. Thank you for bringing me so many hours of amazement. i’ll forever be a fan.

  32. suehar says:

    Oh Helena, Thank you so much!! If you’re on Facebook, I hope you’ll join me at Sue Harrison Author. I’m (finally!) working on a new prehistoric named BONE FIRE. It’s set in ancient Europe, and I am receiving a lot of help from my FB family. I just returned from a research trip to Eastern Europe and am posting a day-by-day travel-with-me blog. Then I’ll get back to asking my FB folks to help with ideas and plot points in the novel.

  33. Hi Sue — I’m so excited to hear you are writing a new historical novel! I am rereading “My Sister the Moon” (I read all your books about a decade ago), and loving it. You have such talent. Do you have a projected publication date? If so, if you happen to have a galley to spare, I’d love one. I promise to pass on the word of your publication to the rest of the librarians in my 46-member library consortium 🙂 And I’ll definitely be buying your book for my library.

    Best Regards,

    Cheryl McNeil
    Head of Adult Services
    Orangeburg Library
    20 S. Greenbush Rd.
    Orangeburg, NY 10962

  34. suehar says:

    Thank you so much, Cheryl! That would be a great help to me. I don’t have a publication date, yet, but I’ll send you a galley when they are available.

  35. Judy Willard says:

    Many years ago we visited my college friend, Mary Massongill, in Pickford. She insisted that since we were English teachers we had to visit with you…she had already contacted you. Mary took us to your home; truthfully, we didn’t know what to expect. We had not heard of you. You were so gracious to us and spent a long time telling us about the research you did, the process you encountered to get your first book published, and even how the graphics and color of the book’s cover were researched. That visit with you was relayed many times in our high school classes. THANK YOU for the time you spent with us. Actually, thousands of people learned more about the processes of writing and publishing because you were so gracious to us. We’ve read your books and are looking forward to reading your next one.

  36. suehar says:

    Judy, thank you so much for bringing that memory back into my mind. One of the most beautiful “gifts” my books have given me is the people it has brought into my life. Mary is a precious friend and I believe that friends of friends are friends, too!! Many blessings to you!

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