Suzanne Brockmann (born 1960) is an award winning American romantic fiction writer. She lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts with her husband, Ed Gaffney, and their two children, Melanie and Jason. She has also penned works under the name Anne Brock.
Brockmann attended Boston University's School of Broadcasting and Film majoring in film and minoring in creative writing before dropping out to join a band. Afterwards she met her husband and started a family. It was after having her second child that Brockmann started writing. Initially she focused on television scripts, screen plays and Star Trek novels but after doing research Brockmann decided to focus her efforts on the Romance genre. Her first published novel, Future Perfect in 1993, was written along with nine other manuscripts in 1992 after her decision to publish a romance novel.
In 1996, Brockmann published the first in her Tall, Dark & Dangerous series. The series develops among a fictional group of Navy SEALs. The books following in the series, and that of the Troubleshooters, Inc. series are all classified in a sub genre known as 'military/romantic suspense'.
Brockmann has garnered the attention of magazines such as Out and Bay Windows, both of which serve the gay community, due to a subplot dealing with the romance of an openly gay character in her Troubleshooters, Inc. series. Brockmann has stated that she is a PFLAG mom, supporting her gay son, Jason, and dedicating her 2004 book Hot Target to him. In 2007 Brockmann donated the profits of her holiday novella, All Through the Night, to MassEquality.
Brockmann is a two time winner of the RITA Award from the Romance Writers of America. She has also appeared on the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll for having appeared on both the USA Today and the New York Times Best Sellers list. She has been the recipient of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Awards in 1996, 1998, and 1999, as well as the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Series Romance in 1997, 2000, and 2002.