About Me

I am a full time writer of historical fiction living in New Hampshire with my husband. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU and a BS in Material Science and Engineering from Cornell University. I grew up in the middle of hundreds of acres of forest outside Ithaca, NY.

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, and the subsequent books in the trilogy.

I am also an avid knitter, Crosfitter, 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 Katherine Beitner at Harper Collins (Katherine dot Beitner 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!

  3. I work in a high school and a Hudson Valley town library and noticed an author’s name that looked very familiar on a newly arrived novel. Congratulations to the middle schooler I remember from my days working in a certain central New York alternative school on the publication of this novel! I look forward to reading and recommending this book. Nice work, Ms. Hartsuyker!

  4. Linnea, Half-Drowned King is just sumptuous, really drinking it in, impossible to put down. Going to Barnes & Noble TODAY to pick up Sea Queen, CAN’T WAIT for Golden Wolf next year!!

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