Sue Wilsher writes historical saga fiction. Her debut novel When My Ship Comes In, published by Sphere at Little, Brown, is set in 1950’s Essex. It is the story of a docker’s wife and her family and their chance for a new life when they move to a factory town.
Sue grew up in South Essex near a shoe factory and the Thames estuary. The shoe company housed its workers, including Sue’s grandparents and mother.
After studying experimental psychology at the University of Sussex, Sue did a PhD in psychophysiology at the University of Westminster followed by a research fellowship at University College London where she worked in a research group performing experiments in the human stress lab. Other jobs have included working in a cardboard box factory and a call centre.
Sue now lives in Kent with her husband and two children. Her literary agent is Laura Longrigg at MBA.
You can find her on Twitter : @SueWilsher