Although Sue and I never met in real life, I had the pleasure and privilege of working with her as editor of two of her Portugal series novels: Forest Dancer (set in the countryside around Lisbon) and Joseph Barnaby (set on the island of Madeira). The books are beautifully written, with well-drawn and rounded characters and a real sense of place. I really felt as though I was back in Portugal, and I feel very sad to think there will be no more from the same pen.
As we worked together we became very close friends, and she was wonderfully supportive of my own writing. Rest in peace, dear Sue. The world is a poorer place without you.