Romance and historical writer Suellen Ocean has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University. The former radio personality has a “knack for storytelling and for making characters come alive.” Although the stories are rather sexy and string romances together, she bases her novels on people who have suffered injustices. ‘The Lies of the Lion’ is the story of post-Inquisitional Jews in Amsterdam who built communities while pretending they were Christians. ‘The Celtic Prince’ is about the evolution of people away from their native Judaic roots and the pain it entails. ‘Gold River’ is about a struggle for Native Americans to preserve ancient burial grounds.
Fascinated with the secrets of the ancients and the cryptic ways they concealed their ethnicities and affiliations to Secret Societies, Suellen enjoys recreating their lives and ancient paths. “I accumulated years worth of research for my historical fiction, ‘The Lies of the Lion’, so I created a non-fiction genealogical reference book entitled, ‘Secret Genealogy’ to work as a companion to the novel. Since the novel was about people hiding their ethnic roots, I thought a reference book providing more details, would benefit the readers.” Suellen Ocean makes her home in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. http://www.pacificsites.com/~oceanhose/