Susan Alice Bickford was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Central New York, the setting for many of her stories.
Eventually her passion for technology pulled her to Silicon Valley, where she held a wide range of diverse roles and became an executive at a leading technology company.
She is now a full-time author but continues to be fascinated by all things high tech. She is the President of the Sisters in Crime Northern California Chapter and splits her time between Silicon Valley and her family’s home base in Vermont.
Bickford writes thrillers and suspense stories that are deeply embedded in the rural areas of New York State and New England, featuring resourceful female protagonists.
Bickford’s debut novel, A Short Time to Die, was published in 2017 and a was nominated for the 2018 Left Coast Crime Best Debut Novel. Her second novel, Edgar-nominated Dread of Winter, was released in October 2019. Her short stories have appeared in the anthologies Fish Out of Water and Fishy Business.