Author Allegedly Faked Suicide To Promote Romance Novel

STANFORD, CA - DECEMBER 17:  A man browses through books at the Cecil H. Green on the Stanford University Campus December 17, 2004 in Stanford, California. Google, the internet search engine, has announced a long-term project to put 15 million books from seven of the world's most prestigious libraries online and make them searchable. Included will be the libraries of Harvard, Stanford, the University of Michigan, the New York Public Library and the University of Oxford, including the Bodleian. Books and periodicals will be scanned and project is expected to take six years and cost more than $100 million.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Susan Meachen just wanted to be a bestseller.
  • Instead, the aspiring romance novelist reportedly created a legacy riddled with lies.
  • After allegedly masquerading as dead for more than two years, the author reportedly has come clean about her supposed hoax: She’s seemingly alive and perfectly fine.
  • On Tuesday night in a private Facebook group called “The Ward,” Meachen reportedly penned a long-winded message explaining her apparently faux fatality.

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