It’s only been a few days since 2023 began, but we already have a very serious candidate for the unofficial title of the most incredible story of the year. Because this case is indeed worthy of a novel, rather in bad taste in this case. American author Susan Meachen, whose death was announced by her daughter in October 2020, returned to social networks to announce that she was indeed alive and well.
The writer, who has a few bestsellers to her credit, the covers of which you can discover in our slideshow, was highly regarded for her romance novels. We owe him in particularstolen moments“, “love lasts a lifetime” or “lose it and find you“.
His (alleged) daughter had announced his death, from an (alleged) suicide, a little over two years ago now. There followed a great wave of emotion and tributes, as much from his readers as from his fellow writers. In a long post on Susan Meachen’s Facebook page – since deleted, her (alleged) daughter explained that the writer had ended her life following repeated intimidation and other harassment from other authors.
I hope to write again
Yet a woman claiming to be Susan Meachen uploaded a lengthy post to a private Facebook group of writers, explaining that she was not dead. “I’ve debated how to do this a million times and still don’t know if it’s right or not. There will be tons of questions and a lot of people will leave the group I guess“, she began without giving any real explanations. Before trying.
“My family did what they thought was best for me and I can’t blame them. I almost (commit suicide, editor’s note) again and they had to go through all that hell again“, explained the novelist, claiming that she therefore had real suicidal thoughts, without expanding further on the chronology of the story.
“I’m better now and I hope to write again. Let the festivities begin“, she concluded with a tone which, even in writing, seems quite out of place. It is an understatement to say that the news was poorly received in the community of authors, since it had been particularly targeted and questioned at the time of the (alleged) death of Susan Meachen. A very sad story, from all points of view. In any case, we hope that Netflix will seriously look into the subject to offer us a documentary which they have the secret.