Susan Ryan grew up in Gorey, County Wexford. After graduating with a degree in Social Science from University College Dublin, she worked in Greece, Germany, London and Australia in positions as diverse as “menu translation” in Greece to “Cook” in the Western Australia wheat belt.
She now works as an advertising copywriter, on campaigns ranging from banking to beer, and has won a number of industry awards. In 2012, she was commissioned by Ireland’s only two star Michelin restaurant to write “Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud The First Thirty Years”.
She lives in Dublin with her partner, Stéphane, and daughter, Sophie. The King of Lavender Square is her first novel.