Meet Suzanne Chazin
The daughter of immigrants turns real-life drama into fiction.
Suzanne’s second suspense series stars Jimmy Vega, a flawed but deeply humane cop navigating the veiled world of the undocumented in upstate NY. The books have received critical praise for their mix of strong, believable characters and pulse-pounding action. Her first book in the series, Land of Careful Shadows, was chosen as a top-five mystery of the year by the American Library Association. Her second, A Blossom of Bright Light, was an Amazon Pick of the Month. Her third, No Witness But the Moon, was chosen as one of the ten best books of the year by the Newark Star-Ledger.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Suzanne worked for two decades in journalism, winning several national awards. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, People, Family Circle and Reader’s Digest. Among her quirkier experiences as a journalist: profiling a doctor who used his kitchen ceiling fan as a centrifuge (he went on to win the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work), and visiting a small Georgia town that had a parade in her honor because they got the funny idea that she was actually somebody important.
Thank God her novel-writing career has disabused her of any such notion.