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Susan is a writer, editor, speaker, and writing coach—and a published author of two premarital books with her husband, Dale. Her 30 years of teaching, writing, and editing experience means Susan has a lot to offer you. Need an editor or help with writing? Need a speaker or freelance writer? Want to know about her previous books or her upcoming novel? Grab a cup of tea and explore Susan's website. Enjoy!

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Susan's Blog

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Acknowledging Words

“Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth,” Hosea 6:3. I must admit that it’s been a long time since I’ve read Hosea. It’s the […]

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St. Patrick’s Shamrock

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, because I’m Irish, and because I am writing Irish Quilt Legacy novels, I want to share with you how St. Patrick used a simple weed to share the Gospel. St. Patrick lived in the fifth century Ireland where the shamrock clover was abundant, even a staple food for livestock. […]

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Wise Words

“The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing,” Proverbs 12:18. I recently had a conversation with someone whose words were full of wisdom, healing, kindness, and life. We were discussing a difficult situation that she needed to deal with, one that could not only harm her relationship […]

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    Current Projects

    Susan just finished writing the first novel in The Irish Quilt series. It’s about a 1850s Irish immigrant and a 21st-century single mom who are connected by faith, family, and a quilt. Now she can’t wait to wake up every morning and work on the second book in the series, and she is busy dreaming […]

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    Need a Writer?

    As a full-time professional writer with experience in magazines, newspapers, and books, Susan has authored hundreds of published articles in multiple national publications, co-authored two books, and contributed to several other books. From preparing for married life to issues of midlife marriage; from parenting a newborn to parenting adult children; from topics related to the […]

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    For Writers

    Would you like a mentor to guide you in your writing journey or help with your writing project? If you have clicked on this page, then most likely, you and Susan are kindred spirits. You love to write, and you may even hope to be published, whether through a traditional publisher or self-publishing. Susan can […]

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    Need a Speaker?

    Do you need a speaker for your writing group, book club, or writing conference? Since 1993, Susan has been a speaker at writers conferences, teachers conventions, and other organizational gatherings such as Evangelical Press Association (EPA). Susan mentors writers and editors, leads a bi-monthly writers group, co-leads the regional EPA meetings, and has spoken internationally. […]

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    Meet the Author

    Susan is vice president of Christian Authors Network (CAN), a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), and Evangelical Press Association (EPA). Susan lives in Colorado and enjoys travel, water aerobics, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Here you can read ongoing interviews with Susan as […]