Books by Susanne Severeid

Mocha Musings:

Reflections on life, love, and chance encounters

"Susanne's writing is a sweet, lyrical gift handed to us with warm, inclusive caring and a dash of humor...her beautiful writing provides renewal and hope in these crazy time."

John Darling, journalist/author

Available on this website and at Bloomsbury Books, Ashland, Oregon.



"A gem, in thoughts, words,

and images."

"Tenderly empowering,

the book offers ways to make

the time remaining-time

worth living and loving."

"Beautiful book with wisdom from an author who knows this

territory intimately.  The photography is stunning, too!" 

"Definitely a book to get if you find yourself care-taking

a dying beloved."

When Someone You Love Is Dying:
Some Thoughts to Help You Through

When Someone You Love Is Dying: Some Thoughts to Help You Through offers simple thoughts to help you and your family navigate through what is perhaps the most difficult thing any of us will ever be called upon to do: to be there while someone you love deeply is dying.

This is a book for anyone who can use support during this time in your lives. Beautifully illustrated with photographs of nature and inspired by Susanne’s own experience. 


Susanne Severeid as guest on The Jefferson Exchange with host Geoffrey Riley, JPR

More Praise for:

When Someone You Love Is Dying,

Some Thoughts to Help You Through

“A first of its kind and a much-needed book.”

“For anyone struggling with losing someone you love, this book will help guide you

with compassion and beauty.”

“Sure to encourage and guide anyone loving someone who is approaching death.”

“T I highly recommend this book for anyone hoping to make the time you have

left together as memorable and love-filled as your lives together were.”



• Literary Award, Published Fiction (2nd place),     

  Arizona Authors Association

• Editors' & Readers' Choice

• Highlighted Title by Independent Publishers Online

• Book of the Month, The Literary Sleuth Mystery Book Club



"Absolutely fabulous!  Intelligent and, in terms of police expertise and investigation, right on a revealing position of the sad truth at times existing in American justice.  Severeid has done her homework well."

~Stan Nelson, former detective/Police Commissioner, LAPD/DEA


"Superb and extremely engaging. A great book. I am in awe of how the plot is so well thought out and holds together."

~ Phyllis Karas, author, The Onassis Women, Street Soldier, and Brutal: The Untold Story of My Life Inside Whitey Bulger's South Boston Mob


"I couldn't put it down. A sexy and suspense-filled read.  For her first literary novel, Susanne Severeid has definitely mastered the art of suspense."

~Laurel Druley, reviewer, KNAU-NPR Public Radio


"In a brilliant style of gripping suspense, Severeid unveils the masks of evil in high society which only her courage and humanity redeems...a literary triumph."

~ Benjamin Herson, author, Journey of a Soul


"...I loved it.  Susanne Severeid has churned out a tasty little mystery, with all the Grafton-esque hooks that keep the pages turning.  Milly dumps you into the deep end of Southern California's sleaze and doesn't toss you a life preserver.  While the book is clever and funny, it's fairly gritty, too, and keeps the punches--and surprises--coming right from the first few pages.  Just load on the sunblock; once you start reading, you'll lose track of time.

~ POD-DY Mouth, Blog Review


" Beautifully written...from the opening pages, Severeid's book promises fun and intrigue; a book everyone, not just mystery lovers, will find a treat to read."

~ Greta Manville, Coordinator, Arizona Authors Assn Awards


"A fine novel.  'Milly' grabs your attention from the start, with well-crafted characters, a plot that twists and turns, and a conclusion that satisfies."

~ Karen Hanen, Art Beat, KONP Radio






Dutch translation, published by Conserve

Een onthutsende kijk op het Amerikaanse rechtssysteem Susanne Severeid DE DOOD VAN MILLY

Als tabbloidjournaliste Trix Donovan uit Los Angeles op een dag thuiskomt staat er op haar antwoordapparaat een cryptisch bericht van een oude vriendin die haar dringend wil spreken. Als ze die vriendin op de afgesproken plek dood aantreft, komt het geordende leventje van Trix op zijn kop te staan. Ontevreden met de manier waarop de politie de zaak afhandelt, gaat ze zelf op zoek naar de moordenaar een speurtocht die gevaarlijk blijkt te zijn. Dit is deel 1 in de serie Trix Donovan-avonturen. Schrijfster Susanne Severeid (USA) is voormalig model en actrice (in Nederland o.a. ook in GTST, Flodder in Amerika en Zeg ns AAA) en volgde een politie-training voor haar boek. Ze heeft een grote ervaring in de internationale televisiejournalistiek en kreeg o.a. een Emmy Award voor een documentaire. De dood van Milly is haar eerste prijswinnende roman (Arizona Authors Fiction Prize Winner). Stan Nelson, voormalig rechercheur en commissaris van politie in Los Angeles: In één woord fantastisch! Intelligent, informatief en een uitstekende weergave van de onderzoeksmethoden van de politie.




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