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The author Susan P. Baker is seated behind a table covered with a tablecloth with a pattern of book spines arranged in rows. Her own books are displayed on top of the tablecloth. Her body is seen from bust up in a gap between the books displayed. She is wearing a black shirt with a tan collared jacket over it and a necklace. On her jacket is a circular brooch. She is smiling and holding a book open against the table with a pen, as if she is going to sign it. Behind her is a tan wall with a wood paneling that rises midway up the wall. Behind her and to her left, in the right side of the picture, a promotional display with the cover of her novel Texas Style Justice is resting on a display easel.


Susan P. Baker, a retired Texas family court judge, presided over everything from murder to divorce for 12 years. Afterward, she traveled around Texas as a visiting judge for another 12. Prior to being elected to the bench, she practiced law for nine (9) years, and was a probation officer for two (2) years. Susan's works are derived from her experiences in the justice system or events in and around courts in Texas, fictionalized, of course!


She is the author of 11 novels of mystery and suspense set in Texas, two nonfiction books, and an eclectic collection of short pieces. Her novels include five featuring Mavis Davis, a private detective; two Lady Lawyer mysteries starring criminal defense lawyers Sandra Salinsky and Erma Townley (3rd in the works); and four standalones with court participant protagonists (including judges and lawyers).

Her two nonfiction books are Murdered Judges of the 20th Century and Heart of Divorce—Advice from a Judge. The title of her collection is Fly Catching.


Susan is a member of All Author, Alliance of Independent Authors, Sisters in Crime, Authors Guild, Writers League of Texas, Texas Authors, and Galveston Novel and Short Story Writers.


She has two children and eight grandchildren. She loves dark chocolate, raspberries, and traveling the world (and has lost count of the number of countries she's visited). An anglophile, Susan most enjoys visiting her cousins in England and Australia (where she was finally able to visit in September of '22). She hopes to finally drive Route 66 in 2023. She is at home in Cypress, Texas with her rescue kitty, Tudi.


Read more about Susan, sign up for her mailing list, and find her books here at susanpbaker.com. Like her at facebook.com/legal writer. Follow her on @susanpbaker and on Instagram @suewritesandreads.


Susan's rescue cat Tudi rests on a small fringed blanket on a brown cloth couch. Tudi is gray all over, shorthair, and she is looking just off to the left of the camera with her paws tucked under her body. Beyond her you can see a patterned throw pillow with rectangular color blocks in red and neutral tans and browns. On the right of the image the wooden floor and the bottom edge of a door are visible. On the floor is a bamboo mat.
Susan's rescue cat, Tudi
The author Susan P. Baker is pictured at a fundraising event in a large ballroom. She is seated close to the middle of the image at the far side of a large round table with a white tablecloth, a tropical centerpiecem and numerous used dishes and glasses. There are 6 other people seated around the table with her, and all are facing the camera and smiling. Ms. Baker herself is wearing a reddish orange top with long patterned sleeves. Beyond the table with Ms. Baker and her companions, there are a large amount of people sitting at other tables or standing and walking throughout the ballroom. At the top of the image is the bottom of a large glass chandelier and it is reflected in the glass windows at the far back of the ballroom.
At an ACCT Fundraiser