About Me

I am a full time writer of historical fiction living in New York City with my husband. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU and a BS in Material Science and Engineering from Cornell University. I was born in Los Angeles, but my parents moved to Ithaca, New York when I was very young. I grew up in the middle of hundreds of acres of forest outside Ithaca.

When I was in my teens, my family embarked on a project to trace our ancestry and identify our living relatives. Through church records in Sweden and Norway, we found that Harald Fairhair (Harfagr), the first king of Norway is one of our ancestors. Those explorations gave me the seeds of my first novel, The Half-Drowned King.

I am also an avid knitter, strongwoman competitor, traveler, and cook, and a reader of all genres of fiction and non-fiction, and you will see posts about all of those things on my blog.

Here is an interview I did for HarperCollins’s Genre Bending Youtube show:

Contact Me

The best way to contact me is to email linnea dot hartsuyker at gmail dot com. I am represented by Julie Barer at The Book Group. For US publicity and appearances, please contact Heather Drucker at Harper Collins (Heather dot Drucker at harpercollins dot com).


  1. eagerly awaiting The Sea Queen. would like to place my e-mail address for updates/information, etc. Thank You Linnea!

  2. I loved the half-drowned King SO much! I couldn’t put it down. I’d love to know when your next book comes out , please!

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