Susan Smit (b. 1974) is a writer and columnist. She made her debut in 2001 with Heks (Witch). To date she has nineteen successful novels to her name, including the bestsellers Vloed (Flood), Gisèle and Tropenbruid (Bride of the Tropics). She spent some time studying the history of witchcraft, which Smit considers to be a spiritual practice and an ancient nature religion.