Susan Hale (December 5, 1833 – September 17, 1910) was an American author, traveler and artist. She devoted herself entirely to the art of painting in watercolors which she studied below English, French and German masters. Hale traveled extensively, sketching and visiting the galleries of the world. She was joined with her brother, the Rev. Edward Everett Hale, in the proclamation of The Family Flight series, which included the several countries she had visited. She next exhibited her pictures of the White Mountains in New Hampshire, of North Carolina scenery and of foreign scenes, in New York City and Boston. She edited Life and Letters of Thomas Gold Appleton (1885), and contributed numerous articles to periodicals.