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Reagan’s Reward

Book three of the Thousand Islands Brides novellas

Coming Nov. 15!

Summer 1912

Reagan Kennedy assumes the position of governess to the Bernheim family’s twin nephews, and her life at Cherry Island’s Casa Blanca becomes frustratingly complicated. Service to a Jewish family and tending to eight-year-old mischievous boys brings trouble galore.

Daniel Lovitz serves as the island’s caretaker and boatman. When he tries to help the alluring Reagan make sense of her new world, her insecurities mount as her confidence is shaken―especially when she crosses the faith divide and when Etta Damsky makes her life miserable. As trouble brews, Daniel sees another side of the woman he’s come to love.


Devyn’s Dilemma

The Gilded Age comes to life in the second book of the Thousand Islands Series!

Available on Amazon and Barnes & Nobles.

1910, Thousand Islands, New York. 

Others may consider The Towers castle on Dark Island an enchanting summer retreat, but to Devyn McKenna, it’s a prison. Yet as she works as a maid for Frederick Bourne, former president of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, her life blossoms under the kindness of his family and fascinating entrepreneurs such as J.P. Morgan, Thomas Lipton, and Captain Vanderbilt. But more than anything, the growing friendship of Mr. Bourne’s valet, Brice McBride, begins to pry away the painful layers that conceal Devyn’s heart.

Brice is drawn to the mysterious Devyn even though he’s certain she’s hiding a secret, one far more dangerous than the clues they find in The Towers that hint of a treasure on the island. When Devyn is accused of stealing Bourne’s investment in Vanderbilt’s New York City subway expansion, he might not be able to protect her.

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Sara’s Surprise

Book two of the Thousand Islands Brides novellas

Available now on Amazon. 

Sara ​O’Neill, works as an assistant pastry chef at the magnificent Thousand Islands Crossmon Hotel where she meets precocious, lovable, seven-year-old Madison and her charming father and hotel manager, Sean Graham. But Jacque LaFleur, the pastry chef Sara works under, makes her dream job a nightmare.

Sean Graham has trouble keeping his mind off Sara and Madison out of mischief. Though he finds Sara captivating, he despises LaFleur and misreads Sara’s desire to learn from the pastry chef as affection. Can Sean learn to trust Sara and can she trust herself to be an instant mother?


Katelyn’s Choice

The Gilded Age comes to life in this first installment of the Thousand Islands Series!

Available on Amazon and Barnes & Nobles.

Katelyn Kavanagh’s mother dreamed her daughter would one day escape the oppressive environment of their Upstate New York farm for service in the enchanting Thousand Islands, home to Gilded Age millionaires. But when her wish comes true, Katelyn finds herself in the service of none other than the famous George Pullman, and the transition proves anything but easy.

Thomas O’Neill, brother of her best friend, is all grown up and also working on Pullman Island. Despite Thomas’ efforts to help the irresistible Katelyn adjust to the intricacies of her new world, she just can’t seem to tame her gossiping tongue—even when the information she’s privy to could endanger her job, the 1872 re-election of Pullman guest President Ulysses S. Grant, and the love of the man of her dreams.

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Want to keep up with Susan? Here’s what she’s up to:

2020 events:

April 1: Seriously Write blog The Bigger Story

April 2: Thousand Islands Life magazine

April 3: Devyn’s Dilemma Facebook Launch Party from 6-7:30 p.m.

April 4: ACFW-CS Author Interview

April 5: HiStoryThruTheAges blog

April 6: Lena Dooley’s blog

2 p.m. Cape Vincent Virtual Author Chat

April 7: Liz Tolsma’s blog

April 8: CAN New Release feature

April 9: Martin Wile’s blog

April 10: Angie Breidenbach’s blog

April 13: Kathleen Rouser’s blog

April 14: Alice Wisler’s blog

April 17: More to Life magazine

April 18: HiStoryThruTheAges blog

April 19: Kathy Harris blog

April 20: Heroes, Heroines & History

April 21: Celebrate Lit!

April 22: Linda Rondeau’s blog

April 27: Davalynn Spencer’s blog

May 1: Linda Rondeau’s blog

May 2: HiStoryThruTheAges blog

May 5: Liz Tolsma’s blog

May 11: More to Life magazine

May 19: Heroes, Heroines & History

June 1: Thousand Islands Life magazine

June 2: Liz Tolsma’s blog

June 19: Heroes, Heroines & History

August 4: Cornwall Museum book signing and talk.

August 20: Covered Treasures book signing

2019 events:

March 1: Katelyn’s Choice on ACFW Fiction Finder New Book release

March 2: CAN newsletter features Katelyn’s Choice

March 2: Heartwings book birthday party:

March 5: Susan is featured in the CAN In the News

March 13: Susan talks about Katelyn’s Choice on her blog.

March 14: Celebrate Lit promo giveaway (

March 15: Katelyn’s Choice releases!!! Be sure you get your copy and please write a review. Thanks!

March 15: Susan is featured on PeggySue Wells blog

March 16: Susan will be signing her books at the Colorado Book and Arts Festival from 12-4.

March 18: Susan shares about taming the tongue on Davalynn Spencers’s blog

March 19: Susan is a featured author on the Christian Authors Network blog.

March 19: Susan shares about Katelyn’s Choice on HCJB radio

March 20: Susan will be signing her books at the Tri-Lakes Y in Monument, CO from 10-12.

March 20: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Mom Knows Best releases! A sweet story about her mom is in it.
March 21: Susan will be featured in More to Life (MTL) magazine

March 25: Susan is featured on the CAN blog

March 26: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandparents releases! The book features a story about building relationships long-distance with her grandchildren.

March 27: SusanGMathis blog on Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandparents

March 30: Susan will be featured on Donna Schlachter’s HiStoryThruTheAges blog.

April 25: Susan will be signing her books at Covered Treasures Bookstore in Monument from 5-8 p.m.

November 1: Thousand Islands Life magazine feature

November 3: Book Signing with artist Susan Fowler

November 4: Blog feature with Lena Dooley

November 5: blog feature with Alice Wisler

November 6: Book Signing at TriLakes Y, Monument, CO from 10-12

November 7: blog feature on Susan G Mathis

November 8: HiStoryThruTheAges blog

November 9: Carol Heilman blog feature

November 14: blog feature on Martin Wiles

November 16: Parker Author Showcase from 2-5 p.m. at Douglas County Library 20105 Main St. Parker, CO

November 19: blog feature with Cindy Huff

November 20: MTL More To Life (MTL) magazine blog feature

November 21: blog feature on Susan G Mathis

November 25: blog feature with Davalynn Spencer

November 30: Book Signing at Covered Treasures, 105 2nd Street, Monument, CO from 12-2pm

December: Susan is featured on Historically Speaking

December 4: Susan is featured on Linda Rondeau’s blog

December 13: Susan is featured on HiStoryThruTheAges blog

December 19: Learn about the Yule Log on Cynthia Simmons’ Heart of the Matter radio show/

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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. Contact Susan if you need a speaker for your group, conference, or other event.

Susan is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Christian Authors Network (CAN), the Association of Women Speakers & Authors (AWSA), and Evangelical Press Association (EPA). She has taught writing workshops for many writers conferences including Evangelical Press Association (EPA), Colorado Christian Writers Conference, Writing for the Soul Conference, Write-to-Publish Conference, Baptist Press Journalism Conference, and others. Below is a list of workshops Susan can teach:


Are you having a writers event? Susan is available to speak to your writers conference, writers retreat, or writers groups. Susan would be glad to do single workshops, multiple sessions, or a continuing education module.

Making Sense of it All. It’s easy to lose the beauty of the moment, an awareness of the senses, delight in the small things, and the sweet simplicity that can make your writing life, and your writing itself so full and vibrant. Come for a hands-on workshop to ignite your creativity in a whole new way, engage your senses, and be amazed how it’ll bring your writing alive!

Organize Your Writing Life. Organizing your writing project—and your writing life—can help you succeed as a writer. Whether your making a plan, scheduling your writing, finding the right tools to help you, or getting ready to write the next Great American Novel, organizing is key. This workshop will give you practical tools to do just that.

The Flip Side of a Writer. It’s important to understand the dual sides of a writer — the creative side and the analytic side. This workshop will help you hone your editing skills, work effectively with your editor, and develop your analytic side with ease.

Self-Editing Made Easy. For creative writers, editing your own work can be daunting. This session provides a step-by-step way to edit your own writing project.

Writing an Amazing Magazine Article. You’ve got a great idea. Here’s a step-by-step way to take your idea and make it an amazing article for publication.

Writing an Amazing Query Letter. Query letter? What’s that? Whether you are writing it for an article or for a book editor to read, come and find out how to create an amazing query letter that editors will stop and notice!

Writing From Your Sweet Spot. You desire to write, even feel called to write. So how do you creatively connect, nurture your vision, grow in your craft, persevere through the challenges, and find God’s plan for your writing life?

Words that Work. Like producing a symphony, creating a written work of art takes vision, hard work, skill—and teamwork. We’ll talk about how to hone your vision, work effectively, develop your skills, and work with your editor well.

Keeping the Focus. In today’s culture, unbiblical worldviews often creep into writing, even from seasoned professional writers. So what, exactly, is a worldview, and how does a writer convey a biblical worldview—without getting theological? Find out how to make sure your writing aligns with biblical truth so you really make a difference in the lives of your readers.

For Editors: The Ideal Editor. Come and learn some tried and true tips for editing a magazine or newsletter article to make it a memorable piece of written art. Topics will include: making effective assignments, respecting the author and keeping his or her voice, and employing the art of being an invisible editor.


“At our first South African Writers Club, Susan imparted a flame—igniting our souls and lighting up those smoldering dreams and desires to express, to write! Susan gave us a rare feast of encouragement, inspiration, and practical pointers.”—Ann R., Johannesburg, South Africa

“Susan’s professional knowledge of many facets of the publishing industry make her a great workshop presenter at writers conferences. I highly recommend her!” —Joyce E.

“Susan is passionate about encouraging young writers, coaching aspiring editors, and touching the hearts of readers around the world.” —Pam W.

Contact Susan for pricing, scheduling, and further details.


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