Welcome. Come on in. Let's have a cup of coffee together. Peek into the garden and explore my writing. I've written and published one book, am currently editing a second, and have had nonfiction, fiction, and poetry published.
"The Door I Open," a poem on healing will be published in the 52nd edition of Rain Magazine. The literary magazine will be available for purchase in August 2022.
"The Shadow of a Decision," an excerpt from my forthcoming novel THE ROBIN'S SONG, won 2nd place in the 2021 national Kay Snow Writing Awards, Fiction category!
And the same short story was published July 2021 in the literary journal, The Timberline Review, Issue # 10.
THE ROBIN'S SONG, a novel. I'm currently seeking a publisher.
A sample list of Susan’s published writing
"Walk of Hope," The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Winter 2021
“The Decision,” Rain Magazine, 2018
“The Wall 2009,” Prompts Volume One, 2018
“Koi,” Three Line Poetry, 2017
“Autumn,” Four and Twenty Poetry, 2015
“The Big Wind,” Seeds Of … Volume II, A TAWK Press Anthology of Pacific Northwest Writers, 2015
“The Boy Who Wore Dirty Britches,” Seeds of … A TAWK Press Anthology of Pacific Northwest Writers, 2010
"The Power of Compassion," Animal Tales, 2010
“All of our Future,” Shelter Blog, 2010
“The List of Names is Long,” Uncommon Knowledge, 2010 (a two-part feature article on domestic violence)
“Under the Bushes, Around the Dumpsters,” Spot Magazine
"The Transformation of Turner," Animal Tales
“Humane Education Makes the Grade,” Interactions Magazine
"Puppy Love," Animal Tales
"A Lucky Dog Finds Help in The Night," Animal Tales
"Kitten Wandering Streets Claims Competition Awards," Hillsboro Argus
"Crisis Response at Ground Zero," Animal Tales
"Small Lots Present Landscaping Challenge," Hillsboro Argus
“Carried Away,” Forest Grove News Times
THE ROBIN'S SONG, a novel. Secrets can haunt a person for years. With the death of her mother, Eleanor Owens’ childhood begins in a shroud of concealment. Inspired by true events, THE ROBIN'S SONG gives voice to Eleanor’s coming of age. How she, at eighteen, copes and flees from peril with the help of a woman from Mexico reveals her courage and grit. Currently seeking a publisher.
"The novel displays great flair for description, particularly of nature, and the portrayal of poor, rural America in the first half of the century is more than convincing. ...Your storytelling makes for enjoyable reading."
—Joshua Max Feldman, author of Start Without Me and The Book of Jonah
“Such power … captured so much in a realistic and loved character.”
—Dr. MaryJane Nordgren, author of
Early: Logging Tales Too Human to be Fiction, Quiet Courage,
Frail the Bridge, and plays and memoir.
"Dialogue is brilliant and convincing ... had me on the edge of my chair ..."
—Paula Sheller Adams, author of This Little Space and A Bear in My Sky
Grit: A Biography of Phyllis W. (Phillips) Koenig, is a beautifully written narrative of a woman's fortitude and generous love that will inspire anyone who reads it.
" There are huge lessons in this story, made even larger because they are told with compassion. ... the book will serve as an affirmation and a confirmation to many."
—Anne Stackpole-Cuellar, author of Sculpting the Art of Music