Susan Kirby

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General Information

Name: Susan Kirby

Pen Name: None

Born: 1949 in Bloomington, Illinois





Illinois Connection

Kirby was born in Bloomington, Illinois and currently resides in McLean, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Susan E. Kirby, the author of the series, American Quilts, grew up in Central Illinois on Historic Route 66. Although she has moved to McLean, Illinois, her family continues to tap trees and make "Maple Sirup" a few miles away in Funks Grove. Mrs. Kirby has written forty books for adults, teens and children.

Published Works

Main Street Series

  • Lemonade Days, (Main Street Series), Avon Camelot, 1994
  • Home for Christmas, (Main Street Series), Avon Camelot, 1994
  • Home Front Hero, (Main Street Series), Avon Camelot, 1994
  • Goodbye Desert Rose, Avon Camelot, 1995

American Quilt Series for Children

  • Ellen`s Story, (American Quilt Series), Aladdin Books, 2000
  • Hattie`s Story, (American Quilt Series), Aladdin Books, 2000
  • Daniel`s Story, (American Quilt Series), Aladdin Books, 2000
  • Ida Lou`s Story, (American Quilt Series), Aladdin Books, 2000

Romance Novels

  • Blue Moon, Sapling, 1996
  • When The Lilacs Bloom, Avon Books, 1997
  • As the Lily Grows, Avon Books, 1997
  • Your Dream and Mine, Steple Hill Books, 1999
  • Love Sign, Steeple Hill Books, 2001
  • Love Knot, Steeple Hill Books, 2004

  • Prairie Rose, Avon Books, 1997
  • A No-Fuss Christmas, JourneyForth, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Main Street: Lemonade Days (An Avon Camelot Book)

ISBN: 0380774062
Release Date: 1994-10

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Main Street: Home Front Hero (An Avon Camelot Book)

ISBN: 0380774089
Release Date: 1994-12

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Ellen's Story (American Quilts, Book 1)

ISBN: 0613311566
Release Date: 2000-09

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Hattie's Story (American Quilts, Book 2)

ISBN: 0689809700
Release Date: 2000-12-01

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Ida Lou's Story (American Quilts, Book 4)

ISBN: 0689809727
Release Date: 2001-03

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Blue Moon (Life at Sixteen Series #1)

ISBN: 0425154149
Release Date: 1997-09-01

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As the Lily Grows (Prairie Rose Series #2)

ISBN: 0380785048
Release Date: 1997-05

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Your Dream and Mine (Love Inspired #64)

ISBN: 0373870647
Release Date: 1999-05-01

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Love Sign (Love Inspired #127)

ISBN: 0373871341
Release Date: 2001-02-01

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Love Knot (Love Inspired #253)

ISBN: 0373872631
Release Date: 2004-05-01

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Prairie Rose (Prairie Rose Series #1)

ISBN: 038078503X
Release Date: 1997-01

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A No-Fuss Christmas

ISBN: 1606820591
Release Date: 2010-09-14

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

If you would like Susan to bring her American Quilts presentation to your school, library, civic event or quilt venue, contact Crestview Bookings for scheduling information.

716 Crestview Drive

Ingleside, Illinois

Phone: #847/602-1018

Fax: #847/587-9114

External Links

Susan Kirby on WorldCat

Susan Kirby on Amazon


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