Susan Kearney used to set herself on fire four times a day, now a USA TODAY BESTSELLING author, she does something really hot: she writes paranormal romance and romantic suspense for Tor. She can apply the old rule of "write what you know" and never run out of ideas for characters and plots. An All-American and professional diver, expert in martial arts, sailor, real estate broker and owner of a barter business as well as women's fitness and three hair salons, she has enough material for a lifetime. Kearney has sold over 45 books to 6 publishers and has over 8 million books in print in over 20 languages. She's written a Star Trek book as well as paranormal romance, romantic suspense, futuristic romance as well as contemporary and historical romance. She's qualified to speak on the writing industry: How to Sell a book, the craft of writing, the business of writing and about working with agents and editors. Kearney has four releases in 2006 starting in February with a sexy futuristic paranormal romance which made the USA Today list titled the THE ULTIMATUM. In May she's part of an anthology called MIDNIGHT MAGIC with authors Rebecca York and Jeanie London and in JULY she follows up with THE QUEST, her fourth book in her Rystani warrior series for Tor. And in December she's part of a Berkly anthology titled UNLEASHED. Kearney, a native of New Jersey, writes full time. She resides in a suburb of Tampa: with her husband, kids and Boston Terrier. Currently she's plotting her way through her 42nd work of fiction. You can reach her through this web site.