SUE MONK KIDD is the author of the novels, The Secret Life of Bees
and The Mermaid Chair
, and the memoirs, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, When the Heart Waits
, and Firstlight
, a collection of early writings. The Secret Life of Bees
has spent more than 125 weeks on the New York Times
bestseller list and was adapted into an award-winning movie. The Mermaid Chair
, a #1 New York Times bestseller, was adapted into a television movie. Each of her novels has been translated into more than 24 languages. The recipient of numerous literary awards, Sue lives in South Carolina with her husband.