Susan Ronald

Author, Historian and Biographer

I am a British-American writer, born in Los Angeles California, but have lived most of my adult life in Europe – first in France and then home in England for over twenty years. History and translating it into commercially viable projects has been my lifeblood for my entire career — be it restoration of historic buildings to alternate use for governments, biographies of historical figures, or writing film scripts about famous people like William Shakespeare, Eleanor of Aquitaine or Tsar Nicholas II. Still, writing non-fiction books has been my primary focus since becoming a full-time writer in 2010.

What's next?

My seventh published book, A DANGEROUS WOMAN – American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator: The Life of Florence Gould was published on February 20, 2018. The paperback will published in winter 2019.

My next book, again for St Martin’s Press, is THE CONDÉ NAST STORY: THE MAN AND HIS EMPIRE. If you think that Condé Nast is only a stylish publishing house think again! He was real flesh and blood, with human imperfections, a visionary, and one of life’s really good guys.

Famed for his publications Vogue andVanity Fair, Condé launched hundreds of careers from Dorothy Parker to playwright, writer and Congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce. He brought European style to America and American “can do” attitudes to Europe, and then nearly lost it all… The book is currently scheduled for publication in the autumn of 2019.

On the OnetoOne show, with Sheyly McArthy for CUNY TV

Guest Appearances
In person and around the web
  • June 29, 2019

    Nantucket, Massachusetts — A Dangerous Woman

  • June 28, 2019

    Nantucket, Massachusetts — Hitler’s Art Thief

  • November 5th 2018

    Library, Lansing Central Libraries, New York (A Dangerous Woman and Hitler’s Art Thief)

  • November 2nd 2018

    Alliance Française, White Plains New York (Via Skype) (A Dangerous Woman)

  • May 10, 2018

    Mechanics’ Institute, San Francisco (A Dangerous Woman)

  • May 8, 2018

    Army & Navy Club, Washington D.C. (A Dangerous Woman)