To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry. ~ Gaston Bachelard ~
Susan Wiggs has won many awards for her work. A few are listed below.
- LAKESHORE CHRISTMAS was featured in a Kindle ad in the New York Times and on the video billboard in Times Square.
- FIRESIDE named one of Amazon's top books of 2009.
- FIRESIDE is a finalist of RT's Best Contemporary Romance of 2009.
- LAKESHORE CHRISTMAS received a starred review from Library Journal.
- SNOWFALL AT WILLOW LAKE made the "Best of 2008" list on Amazon.com.
- SNOWFALL AT WILLOW LAKE is a finalist for a Reviewer's Choice award from RT Book Reviews.
- Susan was named a favorite author of Bainbridge Island.
- JUST BREATHE is an Indie Next pick, selected by Independent Booksellers.
- THE WINTER LODGE is a finalist for a Reviewers Choice Award.
- THE WINTER LODGE was named as one of the Best Books of 2007 by Publishers Weekly.
- THE WINTER LODGE was chosen the #1 Best Romance of 2007 by Amazon.com.
- RITA Award - LAKESIDE COTTAGE
- RITA Award - THE MISTRESS
- RITA Award - LORD OF THE NIGHT
- RITA Finalists: VOWS MADE IN WINE, HOME BEFORE DARK, HALFWAY TO HEAVEN, SUMMER BY THE SEA, THE OCEAN BETWEEN US, TABLE FOR FIVE
- Publishers Weekly Starred Review! THE WINTER LODGE
- Publishers Weekly Starred Review! PASSING THROUGH PARADISE
- Publishers Weekly Starred Review! HALFWAY TO HEAVEN
- Publishers Weekly Starred Review! A SUMMER AFFAIR
- SUMMER AT WILLOW LAKE was one of Amazon.com's "Best Books of 2006"
- THE OCEAN BETWEEN US is a May 2004 Booksense Pick.
- Romantic Times has named THE CHARM SCHOOL as a finalist for the Reviewer's Choice Award for Historicals Romance of the Year and HUSBAND FOR HIRE for Best Miniseries Romance!
- The Romance Writers of America named THE CHARM SCHOOL (Mira Books, May 1999) as one of the Top Ten Favorite Books of the Year.
- The Peninsula Chapter of Romance Writers of America has awarded their coveted Blue Boa Award to HUSBAND FOR HIRE (Harlequin, July 1999) for Best Contemporary Category Romance.
- The Peninsula Chapter of Romance Writers of America has awarded their coveted Blue Boa Award to THE HORSEMASTER'S DAUGHTER for Best Historical Romance.
- Reviewers International Organization has awarded the Dorothy Parker Award for THE CHARM SCHOOL in two categories-favorite novel, and Best Historical.
- THE OCEAN BETWEEN US named "Best of 2004" by RebeccasReads.com
Susan Wiggs has also won the Holt Medallion for CIRCLE IN THE WATER, the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence for THE MIST AND THE MAGIC.
Romantic Times Magazine has honored Susan Wiggs with two Career Achievement Awardsfor historical romantic adventure and historical novel. In addition she has received RT's "Reviewer's Choice" awards for THE MIST AND THE MAGIC and OCTOBER WIND.
Oh, and did I remember to tell you that my daughter, Susan Wiggs, Romance Novelist Extraordinaire, was the 1969 Buffalo Evening News Spelling Bee Champion? Even then!
Susan Wiggs has also received awards from numerous review magazines, including A Little Romance, Affaire de Coeur, and Heartland Critiques.