Coming Books & Events

Books coming soon:

Christmas Charity

Releases November 1, 2018

Susan Hawkins and Patrick O’Neill find that an arranged marriage is harder than they think, especially when they emmigrate from Canada to America just a week after they marry—with his angry 11-year-old daughter, Lizzy, in tow. Can can 23-year-old Susan Hawkins learn to love her 49-year-old husband and treat her bitter stepdaughter with charity? 

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Katelyn’s Choice

(Cover coming soon)

Book 1 of The Thousand Islands Gilded Age

Releases March 15, 2019!

When nineteen-year-old Katelyn Kavanagh leaves her family’s struggling farm to work on Pullman Island for the famous George Pullman, she finds herself serving powerful men such as President Ulysses S. Grant, and General Sheridan—and falling in love with her best friend’s brother, Thomas, a handsome boatsman. Katelyn gains popularity with her friends by spilling the sensitive high society gossip she’s privy to. But when she overhears possibly damaging presidential conversations, she knows she can’t tell anyone. She could lose her job—and endanger her president’s 1872 reelection—and jeopardize her relationship with the man of her dreams. Still, the scandalous news just keeps begging to be told…

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Sara’s Surprise

Releases July 5, 2019

Sara McNully and Sean Graham must navigate the challenging waters of work and romance. Sara befriends Sean’s 6-year-old daughter, Madison, but when Sara’s trust is shattered, can she learn to trust Sean with her heart or will she break two hearts and run away?


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

Susan will be speaking at the ACFW-CS meeting on Saturday, November 3rd, on the topic, “Making Sense of it All.”

Susan will give a global live training web event for MTI (Magazine Training International) on September 19 on “Preventing Burnout.”

September 8, Susan gave the devotional about confidence in Christ at the Colorado Springs ACFW meeting.

In August, Susan enjoyed a book tour in the Thousand Islands. Here’s where she went:

  • Aug 19: United Church Hall, Marysville Wolfe Island, Canada, from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • Aug 22: Thousand Island Museum, 312 James St, Clayton, NY, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Aug 23: Cape Vincent Library, 157 N Real St, Cape Vincent, NY, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Aug 25: Cornwall Brothers Museum, 36 Market St, Alexandria Bay, NY from 1-4 p.m.

Susan was on The Heart of the Matter radio show on July 25, 2018. Check it out here:

Susan will be signing Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Miracle of Love on Saturday, June 16, from 1-4 at Barnes & Noble (960 S. Colorado Blvd. Glendale, CO 80246).

Susan is a contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Miracle of Love. It releases on June 5.

Susan will be a guest on Liz Tolsma’s blog on May 15 and on Sara Hamaker’s blog on May 29.

Susan was blessed to share God’s encouragement at the ACFW-CS meeting on February 3, 2018.

Susan enjoyed meeting her readers at a book signing on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 11-1 at Covered Treasures Bookstore at 105 2nd Street, Monument, CO.

Susan was a guest on Lit Up on Thursday, November 16, 2017 speaking about The Flip Side of a Writer. It’s important to understand the dual sides of a writer — the creative side and the analytic side. She helped writers to hone their editing skills, work effectively with their editors, and develop their analytic side with ease.

Susan was a guest on Speak Up! with Scott McCausey on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 speaking about her books on marriage, Countdown for Couples and The ReMarriage Adventure, as well as her debut novel, The Fabric of Hope. Listen here:

Susan was a guest on Historically Speaking with Angela Breidenback on Friday, November 10, 2017, about her novel, The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy. Listen here:

Susan was a guest speaker at the Colorado Springs chapter of Writers on the Rock, Thursday, November 9, 2017, speaking on the topic of marketing books.

Susan was a guest blogger on the Christian Authors Network blog on November 6, 2017. Read it here:

Susan was a guest blogger for the Prepare for the Extraordinary blog  on October 6, 2017. Read it here:

Susan was a guest author at the Douglas County Author Showcase on Sunday, August, 20, 2017 in Castle Rock, CO.

Susan had a book signing at the Cornwall Museum in Alexandria Bay, NY on Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Susan was a guest author on Writing at the Crossroads blog on July 10, 2017. Read it here:

Susan enjoyed a book talk and signing at Ives Hill in Watertown, NY on June 23, 2017.

Susan was a guest blogger for MTL Magazine on May 26, 2017, with an article called, “Conflict Haters Unite!” Read it here:

Susan was a featured author on The Modern Women’s Life blog on April 24, 2017. Read it here:

Susan enjoyed a book signing at the Tri-Lakes YMCA on April 14m 2017.

Susan enjoyed a book signing on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Pikes Peak Library in Monument, CO.

Susan was a guest author on A Christian Writer’s World on March 29, 2017.  Read it here:

Susan was a guest blogger on the Christian Authors Network blog on March 23, 2017. Read it here:

Susan was a featured author on the Eternal Moments blog on March 20, 2017. Read it here:

Susan was featured author on the Christian Authors Network blog on March 20, 2017. Read it here:

Susan was a featured author on the Divine Detours blog on March 18, 2017. Read it here:

Susan launched her debut novel, The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy on March 17, 2017— St. Patrick’s Day!

Susan had two book signings at St. Patrick’s Church in Watertown, NY, on Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Susan was on the faculty of the Writers on the Rock Conference on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

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.

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.

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!

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.



Are you having a women’s event? Susan would love to discuss your group’s needs and opportunities to serve you. Susan can join you for a one-night event, a small group study, or a women’s group meeting.

 Life, Love, and a Lasting Legacy. Women of all ages struggle with adjusting to the changes in life—some more, some less. We will learn ways to navigate all kinds of life changes—the good, the bad, and the ugly. With understanding, wisdom, and warmth, Susan teaches how to:

  • Face change with a sense of adventure and be assured that God is in control.
  • Trust God in the midst of it.
  • Embrace change and learn from it.
  • Create a lasting legacy for your family and friends.

The Changing Seasons of Marriage.  Susan will teach on the life changes in married life. You will learn ways to navigate change that will strengthen your marriage.

The Changing Seasons of Parenting. Susan will teach on the many life changes in parenting. You will learn ways to navigate changes that will help your family thrive.



“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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