Events & News
I’ll be in the Thousand Islands region July 3-13. Although I have several private events, I really hope I’ll get to see you at one of these open events. Please be sure to stop by and say hello. I love meeting you face-to-face.
July 6: Cornwall Museum, 36 Market St, Alexandria Bay, for a Book Talk and Signing at 1 p.m.
July 10: The Little Bookstore, 413 Riverside Dr, Clayton, for a Book Signing at 2 p.m.
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Coming May 2022
book 3 of the Thousand Islands Gilded Age series
Peyton Quinn is tasked with preparing the grand Calumet Castle ballroom for a spectacular two-hundred-guest summer gala. As she works in a male-dominated position of upholsterer and fights for women’s equality, she’s persecuted for her unorthodox ways. But when her pyrotechnics-engineer-father is seriously hurt, she takes over the plans for the fireworks display despite being socially ostracized.
Patrick Taylor, Calumet’s carpenter and Peyton’s childhood chum, hopes to win her heart, but her unconventional undertakings cause a rift. Peyton has to ignore the prejudices and persevere, or she could lose her job, forfeit Patrick’s love and respect, and forever become the talk of local gossips.
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Selah Award 3rd place winner and Literary Titan Silver Book Award
Book three of the Thousand Islands Brides novellas
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.
The Gilded Age comes to life in the second book of the Thousand Islands Series!
Illumination Book Awards Silver Medal Winner and Literary Titan Gold Book Award
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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Book two of the Thousand Islands Brides novellas
Winner of the American Fiction Award and the Readers’ Five Star Favorite Award!
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?
The Gilded Age comes to life in this first installment of the Thousand Islands Series!
Illumination Book Awards Bronze Medal Winner and American Fiction Awards Finalist
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? She loves visiting book clubs and groups, so if you’re interested, please contact her.
Here’s what she’s been up to:
November 13: FB book release party
November 15: Davalynn Spencer blog https://davalynnspencer.com/blog/
November 16: SusanGMathis blog Reagan’s Reward launch https://www.susangmathis.com/susans-blog/
November 17: Dianne Barker’s blog https://diannebarker.com/?page_id=178
November 17: CAN new release https://wp.me/p4zUb8-5BH
November 18: MTL blog http://mtlmagazine.com/?s=susan+g+mathis
November 19: HHH The Thousand Islands’ White House https://www.hhhistory.com
November 21: Covered Treasures Book Talk and Signing https://coveredtreasures.com/?fbclid=IwAR2cqmkAkQ75f_wch2x4lDyP0XIDZ3BZhykoQ1wByNzcZ_HlTJzZ05RoZI8
November 24: Alice Wisler blog Orange Sponge Cake https://alicewisler.com
November 25: Linda Rondeau’s blog https://lindarondeau.com/snarksensibility
November 30: HiStoryThruTheAges Pirates and Traveler https://historythrutheages.wordpress.com
December 2: Carol Heilman (https://www.carolheilman.com/carol-and-friends) interview
December 3: Cindy Evan Huff https://jubileewriter.wordpress.com
December 5: Kathy Harris Divine Detour https://kathyharrisbooks.com/blog/
December 7: Celebrate Lit Multi-Author Merry Christmas givewaway Dec 7-12 https://www.celebratelit.com
December 8: Linda Rondeau’s blog https://lindarondeau.com/snarksensibility
December 9: SusanGMathis blog https://www.susangmathis.com/susans-blog
December 10: MTL blog http://mtlmagazine.com/?s=susan+g+mathis
December 15: HiStoryThruTheAges Shabbat https://historythrutheages.wordpress.com
December 16: Thousand Islands Life magazine https://thousandislandslife.com
December 19: HHH Buche de Noel https://www.hhhistory.com
December 23: SusanGMathis blog Reagan’s Reward Christmas https://www.susangmathis.com/susans-blog/
earlier this year:
April 1: Seriously Write blog The Bigger Story www.seriouslywrite.blogspot.com
April 2: Thousand Islands Life magazine https://thousandislandslife.com
April 3: Devyn’s Dilemma Facebook Launch Party from 6-7:30 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/1154261824922064
April 4: ACFW-CS Author Interview http://acfwcosprings.com/index.html
April 5: HiStoryThruTheAges blog https://www.historythrutheages.com
April 6: Lena Dooley’s blog https://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com
2 p.m. Cape Vincent Virtual Author Chat
April 7: Liz Tolsma’s blog https://liztolsma.com/blog
April 8: CAN New Release feature
April 9: Martin Wile’s blog https://inspireafire.com/category/blog
April 10: Angie Breidenbach’s blog https://angelabreidenbach.com/category/a-muse-ings/behind-the-book
April 13: Kathleen Rouser’s blog https://kathleenrouser.com/lets-chat-news-and-interviews
April 14: Alice Wisler’s blog http://alicewisler.blogspot.com
April 17: More to Life magazine http://mtlmagazine.com/blog
April 18: HiStoryThruTheAges blog https://www.historythrutheages.com
April 19: Kathy Harris blog https://kathyharrisbooks.com/blog
April 20: Heroes, Heroines & History https://www.hhhistory.com
April 21: Celebrate Lit!
April 22: Linda Rondeau’s blog https://lindarondeau.com/snarksensibility
April 27: Davalynn Spencer’s blog https://davalynnspencer.com/blog
May 1: Linda Rondeau’s blog https://lindarondeau.com/snarksensibility
May 2: HiStoryThruTheAges blog https://www.historythrutheages.com
May 5: Liz Tolsma’s blog https://liztolsma.com/blog/
May 11: More to Life magazine http://mtlmagazine.com/blog/
May 19: Heroes, Heroines & History https://www.hhhistory.com
June 1: Thousand Islands Life magazine https://thousandislandslife.com
June 2: Liz Tolsma’s blog https://liztolsma.com/blog/
June 19: Heroes, Heroines & History https://www.hhhistory.com
August 4: Cornwall Museum book signing and talk.
August 20: Covered Treasures book signing
March 1: Katelyn’s Choice on ACFW Fiction Finder New Book release https://www.fictionfinder.com/book/detail/6798
March 2: CAN newsletter features Katelyn’s Choice
March 2: Heartwings book birthday party: https://www.facebook.com/events/374558193382196/permalink/397128411125174/?notif_t=event_mall_comment¬if_id=1551557992822944
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 (http://www.celebratelit.com)
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 http://mtlmagazine.com
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 https://thousandislandslife.com
November 3: Book Signing with artist Susan Fowler
November 4: Blog feature with Lena Dooley http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com
November 5: blog feature with Alice Wisler http://www.alicewisler.blogspot.com
November 6: Book Signing at TriLakes Y, Monument, CO from 10-12
November 7: blog feature on Susan G Mathis http://www.susangmathis.com
November 8: HiStoryThruTheAges blog https://historythrutheages.wordpress.com
November 9: Carol Heilman blog feature https://www.carolheilman.com/carol-and-friends
November 14: blog feature on Martin Wiles www.lovelinesfromgod.com
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 www.jubileewriter.wordpress.com
November 20: MTL More To Life (MTL) magazine blog feature
November 21: blog feature on Susan G Mathis http://www.susangmathis.com
November 25: blog feature with Davalynn Spencer https://davalynnspencer.com/blog
November 30: Book Signing at Covered Treasures, 105 2nd Street, Monument, CO from 12-2pm https://coveredtreasures.com
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/ http://clsimmons.com/lasting-legacy
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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.
Finding Your Tribe Your Fans? Your Followers? Your Platform? Your Tribe? Your Community? Whatever you call it, finding faithful readers who love your work and will pass on their passion for it is no small task. Susan G Mathis will share her story and tips for finding your tribe, building your writing community, and getting the buzz going.
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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