Susan Donovan is an American author of romance novels and women's fiction. Her novel Take a Chance on Me won the 2003 Best Contemporary Romance Award Winner from Romantic Times. Two of her novels – The Kept Woman and Not That Kind of Girl were selected as RITA Award Finalists by the Romance Writers of America. Before writing her novels, she was a journalist, and studied at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She lives in New Mexico with her family and labradoodle.