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Susan is a writer, 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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Switching Hats

Since I spent a good deal of my professional career as an editor, switching hats from a writer to editor is as simple for me as standing up, walking away from my computer, getting a snack, and returning as “Editor-in-Chief.” Shazaaam! I know that, once I’m done writing my draft manuscript, there’s a whole lot […]

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Turning Scars Into Stars

The Merriam-Webster dictionary says the word vulnerable means that one is “open to attack, harm, or damage; easily hurt or harmed physically, emotionally, or mentally”. But vulnerability also means that one is open and sensitive and transparent. Since I’ve already been through the “hurt” part, my heart’s cry is to let my characters be open […]

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Confessions of a Conflict Hater

Okay. Time for true confessions. I hate conflict. I don’t like getting into disagreements with my husband. I don’t like having a spat with a friend. As a parent, I hated the constant conflict resolution that was needed when my two kids didn’t get along. As a teacher, I sure didn’t enjoy being the one […]

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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 a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), Christian Authors Network (CAN), 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 well as […]