Susan Furber was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1992. She holds a BA in English and philosophy from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, and spent a year at the University of Oxford. After university, she lived briefly in Paris, before settling in England. Susan is an editor and has worked at several UK publishers on a range of titles from Shakespeare studies to self-help books. She lives in London with her husband. The Essence of an Hour (Valley Press, 2021) is her first novel. Follow Susan on Instagram @susanfurberwrites. Photo by Philip Bedford.