Susan Mears studied English and French Literature at Southampton University and the Sorbonne University, Paris. She then joined Century Hutchinson (part of the Random House Group) as a Commissioning Editor. After that she became Editorial Manager at Piatkus Books (part of the Little, Brown Group) where she edited fiction, cookery, self-help and mind body spirit titles.
Later she was appointed Editorial Director at Element Books and in 1993 she left to set up her own independent literary agency. The SUSAN MEARS AGENCY is highly respected for its successes in the fields of health, fiction and nonfiction and Susan has a number of bestselling authors on her list including Martin Palmer, Adrian Gilbert, Peter LeMesurier and Timothy Freke. Susan now runs the agency with her sub agent Wendy Yorke who specialises in self-help titles, and assistant agent Mike French who specialises in fiction and Young Adult fiction.