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Suellen Ocean's Biography

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Grass Valley, California
I have been happily married for thirty-two years. In 2002 my husband Jon and I rented a motorcycle in London and rode it for a week throughout the English countryside. It was on this first European vacation that I connected to my ancestral roots across the seas and began writing historical fiction and genealogical reference books.
Feb 2011

Historical fiction writer Suellen Ocean has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University. The former radio personality has a "knack for storytelling and for making characters come alive." Although the stories are rather sexy and string romances together, she bases her novels on people who have suffered injustices. ‘The Lies of the Lion' is the story of post-Inquisitional Jews in Amsterdam who built communities while pretending they were Christians. ‘The Celtic Prince' is about the evolution of people away from their native Judaic roots and the pain it entails. ‘Gold River' is about a struggle for Native Americans to preserve ancient burial grounds.

Fascinated with the secrets of the ancients and the cryptic ways they concealed their ethnicities and affiliations to Secret Societies, Suellen enjoys recreating their lives and ancient paths. "I accumulated years worth of research for my historical fiction, ‘The Lies of the Lion', so I created a non-fiction genealogical reference book entitled, ‘Secret Genealogy' to work as a companion to the novel. Since the novel was about people hiding their ethnic roots, I thought a reference book providing more details, would benefit the readers." Suellen Ocean makes her home in the Sierra Nevada Foothills.

Upcoming Works

In the summer of 2011 I will begin the research for a sequel to my historical fiction "Lies of the Lion". I will be traveling the route my characters traveled once they arrived in the New World. I want to feel the earth and sky, study the trees and climate of the places they chose to begin their new lives. I hope to bring them back to life, though it is only my imagination.

Interests & Hobbies

Nature! Kids! Also traveling, gardening, horses, sewing, hiking, reading, writing, gourmet cooking, bicycling and motorcycling.