Suzanne Cecile Ebel Goodwinaka Suzanne Ebel, Suzanne Goodwin, Cecily ShelbourneSuzanne Cecile Ebel on 27 September 1916 in Sutton, Surrey, London, England, UK, of Irish mother and French father, a interior decorator and drove a Rolls-Royce. She was educated at Roman Catholic schools in England and Belgium.
In London, she worked as journalist to Newspaper The Times, as public relations director, and from 1950 to 1972 to the advertising agency Young and Rubicam. She married a dentist, with whom she had a son, James, and an adopted daughter, Marigold, but the marriage faltered. On 1947, she met John Goodwin, a former lieutenant in the RNVR and later theatre director, and they had a son, Tim.
They finally married in 1971, after she widowed. She died on 28 February 2008.Suzanne published her first novel in 1963, Journey from Yesterday, that won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists Association. She started signed contemporary romances under her maiden name Suzanne Ebel, and after her marriage she used her married name Suzanne Goodwin to singed historical romances, she also used the pseudonym of Cecily Shelbourne.
In 1986, she won the British Travel Association Award by her Guide to Londons Riverside in collaboration with Doreen Impey.