Susan McBride, author of The Cougar Club, on tour February 2010

Posted By on December 19, 2009

About Susan

Susan McBride is the author of The Cougar Club (January 2010, from HarperCollins/Avon) about three 45-year-old friends who happen to date younger men. She has also written three books in The Debs young adult series (Random House/Delacorte) set in Houston, including The Debs; Love, Lies, and Texas Dips; and the forthcoming Gloves Off. In addition, she’s penned five Debutante Dropout Mysteries (HarperCollins/Avon) set in Dallas: Blue BloodThe Good Girl’s Guide to MurderThe Lone Star Lonely Hearts ClubNight of the Living Deb,  and Too Pretty to Die (HarperCollins/Avon).

Once called “The Lou’s Whodunit Queen” by Sauce magazine in St. Louis, Susan was named one of the city’s “top singles” in 2005 by St. Louis Magazine, but is single no more. She tied the knot in February of 2008. Susan was the cover girl for the February 2009 issue of St. Louis Woman magazine, where she was featured in the article “Paperback Princess.”

Susan has won a Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery, a Romantic Times magazine Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Amateur Sleuth Mystery, and was twice nominated for Anthony Awards for Best Paperback Original, and was one of three finalists for the William Rockhill Nelson Award for Literary Excellence (for Kansas and Missouri Authors). She lives in Brentwood, Missouri, with her husband.

In addition to Susan McBride’s website, and you can also find her at The Book Belles and at The Stiletto Gang.

About The Cougar Club

Meet three women who aren’t about to run and hide just because the world says they should be on the shelf and out of circulation.


Her life seems perfect until she loses her high-powered advertising job and catches her live-in lover in a compromising position—with his computer!


This sexy TV news anchor is in danger of being replaced by a twenty-something blond bimbo. Wasn’t it just yesterday that she was the up-and-coming star?


A married dermatologist, Elise thinks her plastic surgeon husband is playing doctor with someone else.

Kat firmly believes that aging gracefully isn’t about giving up; it’s about living life with your engine on overdrive. So this unofficial “Cougar Club” quickly learns three things about survival of the fittest in today’s youth-obsessed society: True friendship never dies, the only way to live is real, and you’re never too old to follow your heart.

Susan’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS

Monday, February 1st: Cindy’s Love of Books

Thursday, February 4th: The Winey Mommy

Monday, February 8th: My Overstuffed Bookshelf

Wednesday, February 10th: The Book Zombie

Monday, February 15th: This That and the Other Thing

Wednesday, February 17th: Stacy’s Books

Thursday, February 18th: All About {n}

Monday, February 22nd: Clever Girl Goes Blog

Tuesday, February 23rd: Simply Stacie

Wednesday, February 24th: My Reading Room

Thursday, February 25th: Write Meg


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