Even as a child, Susan kept a stack of favorite books next to, or under, her bed. She graduated with honors from Northern Kentucky University, elementary education degree in hand. Later, Susan earned a master’s degree in the same field. In the inner-city schools of Kentucky, Susan made children’s literature the focal point of her teaching strategies and was selected to participate in and graduated from, the NKU Writing Project.
After having three sons, Susan entered the world of home education and found her college education to be invaluable again as she endeavored to keep her sons’ studies centered in age-appropriate literature. During those years, Susan was entrusted with leadership of church-based academic teams for students. She wrote, illustrated, and self-published a focused children’s curriculum which was distributed statewide.
Though her children are now grown, Susan continues to be involved in education as a literacy coach at a nearby elementary school. She and her husband of twenty-nine years are partners in children’s ministry at their local church.
Susan writes and works alongside Word Weavers International President Eva Marie Everson as the lead mentor for online writing groups, organizing and launching new critique groups for writers of multiple genres.
Since Susan began writing professionally, she’s been published in Focus on the Family’s children’s magazine, Clubhouse Jr., Guideposts Online, and Splickety Publishing Group blog. Susan has won awards for her writing in multiple categories, including children’s literature, fiction, and poetry and has been published in short story collections and inspirational works including Love and Care for the One and Only You and More Christmas Moments. Susan is proud to be represented by Hartline Literary Agency and Cyle Young.
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