the Scottish writer, director and actress Suzy Enoch} Suzanne Enoch (born California) is an American author of best-selling contemporary and historical Regency romance novels. Enoch began writing down her own stories when she was a child. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in English. Her first attempts at writing were in the romantic fantasy genre, but she soon began writing Regency romances. Her first novel, The Black Duke's Prize, was published by Avon in 1995. She finally quit her full-time job in 2002 to devote herself to writing. Although Enoch has had great success writing Regency romances, in 2005 she published her first contemporary romantic suspense novel. She has continued to write in both genres, telling an interviewer that "I think working in one genre replenishes my energy for the other." Her novels have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list as well as those compiled by USAToday and Publishers Weekly.