Susanne Dunlap

Susanne Dunlap - Ghostwriter

Northampton, MA, USA

Ghostwriter/editor with 16 years of experience as a published novelist, and expertise working with writers to mold and polish manuscripts.

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Although all my published novels are historical fiction, I read widely and have worked with authors in many different genres—from mystery to thrillers to memoir to self-help. My decades of experience writing content and copy for commercial clients has given me the ability to embrace the challenge of fulfilling a specific brief. My years in the nonprofit world taught me how to tell effective stories for grant writing and other fund development challenges. My academic writing taught me the importance of clear, precise writing within the standards of a particular field. I have worked with clients as both editor and ghost writer, and look forward to taking on work that I find rewarding and challenging.
Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction
Young Adult

Certifications

  • PhD Yale University

Work experience

Senior Copywriter

Channing Bete
February, 2017 – June, 2019 (over 2 years)

Owner

Self-employed
April, 2005 – Present (over 14 years)

Portfolio (12 selected works)

The Mozart Conspiracy (A Theresa Schurman Mystery Book 2)

Susanne Dunlap

A murder. A disappearing body. A mysterious building where strange ceremonies take place. And someone wants to make sure Mozart’s opera never sees the light of day. Theresa Schurman leads a double life, as a sweet, young Viennese girl from a respectable family, and as a the professional violinist Thomas Weissbrot, who performs in pickup orchestras throughout the Vienna of Haydn and Mozart. Whe... read more

A murder. A disappearing body. A mysterious building where strange ceremonies take place. And someone wants to make sure Mozart’s opera never sees the light of day. Theresa Schurman leads a double life, as a sweet, young Viennese girl from a respectable family, and as a the professional violinist Thomas Weissbrot, who performs in pickup orchestras throughout the Vienna of Haydn and Mozart. Whe... read more

Listen to the Wind: The Orphans of Tolosa

Susanne Dunlap

Sent away for their own protection when they were very young, Azemar and Azalaïs become separated when they flee from the band of outlaws who served as their supposed protectors. Armed only with fleeting memories, their names, and the wits and intelligence that have helped them survive brutal conditions, they struggle to find each other again and discover the mysterious past that links them ac... read more

Sent away for their own protection when they were very young, Azemar and Azalaïs become separated when they flee from the band of outlaws who served as their supposed protectors. Armed only with fleeting memories, their names, and the wits and intelligence that have helped them survive brutal conditions, they struggle to find each other again and discover the mysterious past that links them ac... read more

The Musician's Daughter

Susanne Dunlap

Amid the glitter and glamour of musical and court life in 18th century Vienna, fifteen-year-old Theresa Maria Shurman is trying to solve a brutal mystery. Who killed her father, an acclaimed violinist, and stole his valuable Amati violin? When Haydn himself offers her a position as his assistant, it gives Theresa access to life in the palace-and to a world of deceit. Theresa uncovers blackmail... read more

Amid the glitter and glamour of musical and court life in 18th century Vienna, fifteen-year-old Theresa Maria Shurman is trying to solve a brutal mystery. Who killed her father, an acclaimed violinist, and stole his valuable Amati violin? When Haydn himself offers her a position as his assistant, it gives Theresa access to life in the palace-and to a world of deceit. Theresa uncovers blackmail... read more

Anastasia's Secret

Susanne Dunlap

For Anastasia Romanov, life as the privileged daughter of Russia's last tsar is about to be torn apart by the bloodshed of revolution. Ousted from the imperial palace when the Bolsheviks seize control of the government, Anastasia and her family are exiled to Siberia. But even while the rebels debate the family's future and the threat to their lives grows more menacing, romance blooms between A... read more

For Anastasia Romanov, life as the privileged daughter of Russia's last tsar is about to be torn apart by the bloodshed of revolution. Ousted from the imperial palace when the Bolsheviks seize control of the government, Anastasia and her family are exiled to Siberia. But even while the rebels debate the family's future and the threat to their lives grows more menacing, romance blooms between A... read more

In the Shadow of the Lamp

Susanne Dunlap

It's 1854 and sixteen-year-old Molly would give anything to change her circumstances as a lowly servant in a posh London house. So when she hears of an opportunity to join the nurses who will be traveling with Florence Nightingale to the Crimea, she jumps at the chance. The work is grueling, the hospital conditions deplorable, and Miss Nightingale a demanding teacher. Before long, the plight o... read more

It's 1854 and sixteen-year-old Molly would give anything to change her circumstances as a lowly servant in a posh London house. So when she hears of an opportunity to join the nurses who will be traveling with Florence Nightingale to the Crimea, she jumps at the chance. The work is grueling, the hospital conditions deplorable, and Miss Nightingale a demanding teacher. Before long, the plight o... read more

Liszt's Kiss: A Novel

Susanne Dunlap

The romantic story of a young female pianist in cholera-ravaged Paris of 1832, whose own tragedy leaves her susceptible to the passions and scandals of the composer Franz Liszt At the height of the Romantic era in Paris, there was no bigger celebrity than the composer and pianist Franz Liszt. A fiery and gorgeous Hungarian, he made women swoon at soirees and left a trail of broken hearts behin... read more

The romantic story of a young female pianist in cholera-ravaged Paris of 1832, whose own tragedy leaves her susceptible to the passions and scandals of the composer Franz Liszt At the height of the Romantic era in Paris, there was no bigger celebrity than the composer and pianist Franz Liszt. A fiery and gorgeous Hungarian, he made women swoon at soirees and left a trail of broken hearts behin... read more

The Academie

Susanne Dunlap

When Eliza Monroe - daughter of the future president of the United States - discovers that her mother is sending her to boarding school outside of Paris, she is devestated. But Eliza is quickly reconciled to the idea when she discovers who her fellow pupils will be: Hortense de Beauharnais, daughter of Josephine Bonaparte; and Caroline Bonaparte, youngest sister of the famous French general. I... read more

When Eliza Monroe - daughter of the future president of the United States - discovers that her mother is sending her to boarding school outside of Paris, she is devestated. But Eliza is quickly reconciled to the idea when she discovers who her fellow pupils will be: Hortense de Beauharnais, daughter of Josephine Bonaparte; and Caroline Bonaparte, youngest sister of the famous French general. I... read more

Emilie's Voice: A Novel

Susanne Dunlap

Set against the backdrop of Paris and the court of Versailles, émilie's Voice introduces a young heroine of modest upbringing who possesses a special gift: the voice of an angel. When distinguished composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier hears émilie's voice, he offers to instruct her in the art of singing with the ultimate goal of presenting her at the court of Louis XIV. Her head filled with dream... read more

Set against the backdrop of Paris and the court of Versailles, émilie's Voice introduces a young heroine of modest upbringing who possesses a special gift: the voice of an angel. When distinguished composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier hears émilie's voice, he offers to instruct her in the art of singing with the ultimate goal of presenting her at the court of Louis XIV. Her head filled with dream... read more

Indomitable Spirit (Max Singer Adventures Book 1)

Greg Curhan

When marauding gang members snatch Karen Flannigan off the streets of LA during the Rodney King riots, the police are too distracted by wholesale chaos to respond. Her fiancé, Max Singer, decides to stage his own daring rescue. Max, a twenty-nine year old hedge fund manager and black belt in the ancient Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do, pursues Karen through the anarchy of a burning city at w... read more

When marauding gang members snatch Karen Flannigan off the streets of LA during the Rodney King riots, the police are too distracted by wholesale chaos to respond. Her fiancé, Max Singer, decides to stage his own daring rescue. Max, a twenty-nine year old hedge fund manager and black belt in the ancient Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do, pursues Karen through the anarchy of a burning city at w... read more

The Girl on the Vaudeville Stage: A Novel of Dreams and Desire in Old New York (The Dancer Chronicles Book 2)

DeAnna Cameron

The magic that happens onstage is only half the story...New York City in 1907 is a wonderland of endless possibilities for anyone who dares to dream, and no one has bigger dreams than young Pepper MacClair, a struggling vaudeville chorus girl who craves the Broadway limelight.When Pepper must choose between the love of her life and her beloved Chance Theatre, a run-down venue well past its pri... read more

The magic that happens onstage is only half the story...New York City in 1907 is a wonderland of endless possibilities for anyone who dares to dream, and no one has bigger dreams than young Pepper MacClair, a struggling vaudeville chorus girl who craves the Broadway limelight.When Pepper must choose between the love of her life and her beloved Chance Theatre, a run-down venue well past its pri... read more

Happiness No Matter What! the Essential Seven Principles Program for a Happy You

Monica Belizan

If you ever wonder why happiness is so elusive, why it doesnt last, why it shows up so sporadically regardless of all you do and of how much you wish to attain it, the good news is that deep and lasting happiness can be yours. Within these pages Monica Belizan shares a clear and enjoyable Program that will lead you to understand what happiness is in all its depth, and, even more importantly, i... read more

If you ever wonder why happiness is so elusive, why it doesnt last, why it shows up so sporadically regardless of all you do and of how much you wish to attain it, the good news is that deep and lasting happiness can be yours. Within these pages Monica Belizan shares a clear and enjoyable Program that will lead you to understand what happiness is in all its depth, and, even more importantly, i... read more

Acts of Contrition: The past is often just around the corner

Rita Bleiman

The past is often just around the corner.Gloria Warren's charmed life as a Capitol Hill employee in 1972, takes an unanticipated plunge into weirdness after a mysterious brief encounter with Thelma Jean, her 5th grade classmate. Unearthed nightmarish memories of Our Lady of Sorrows at the hands of Sister Ursula and of Gloria's own shameful behavior follow. Guided by her instincts-which are alm... read more

The past is often just around the corner.Gloria Warren's charmed life as a Capitol Hill employee in 1972, takes an unanticipated plunge into weirdness after a mysterious brief encounter with Thelma Jean, her 5th grade classmate. Unearthed nightmarish memories of Our Lady of Sorrows at the hands of Sister Ursula and of Gloria's own shameful behavior follow. Guided by her instincts-which are alm... read more

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Alex Sherrin
Susanne Dunlop has exceeded my expectations. She has taken on the material as if it were her own, conducting research, checking facts, revising the characters for age appropriateness, brainstorming, etc.. In a short period of time, she has taken my work to where I wanted it to go, always checking in to be sure she's on track. I am looking forward to working with Susanne again.

Alex Sherrin, November 2019

Susanne Dunlap
Alex was a dream client. I feel so fortunate to have this incredibly rewarding project to work on!

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