Susan Wittig Albert is a mystery author who has incorporated her love of nature and her concern for the environment into her fiction. The China Bayles mysteries feature a Texas herbalist and gardener. The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter tell the story of naturalist, conservationist, and children’s author Beatrix Potter, who bought a farm in the English Lake District in the early 1900s. Her latest project, the Darling Dahlias mysteries, is set in 1930s Alabama and features a garden club. She publishes All About Thyme, a free weekly celebration of the plants, domestic and wild, that have enriched our lives.
In addition to her fiction, Susan has also written two recent memoirs about her life with her husband (and co-author) Bill Albert in the Texas Hill Country: An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days and Together Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place. The Alberts have lived for the past 25 years on 31 acres of meadows and woodland, where they garden and tend a varying assortment of farm animals, including chickens, geese, ducks, cows, and sheep. Bill is an accomplished woodturner. You can follow their lives and work at Susan’s blog, LifeScapes, or on Facebook and Twitter.