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July 1-8: My Annual Thousand Islands Book Tour.
I’m excited for my annual Thousand Island Book Tour July 1-8. I can’t wait to see you, the islands, and the beautiful St. Lawrence River. During my events, all of my books will be available while they last (in years past, I’ve sold out of all of them). I hope I’ll get to see you at one (or more) of the events. Here’s what I have scheduled:
Sat July 1: From 11-1, I’ll be doing a book signing at the Wellesley Fire Department Open house and BBQ fund-raising event (43859 Cross Island Rd, Wellesley Island, NY) Come and support the fire department who keeps everyone safe.
Sun July 2: From 2-4, I’ll be doing a book signing at my favorite bookshop, The Little Book Store. Come and see this adorable shop and the wonderful lady who runs it. (413 Riverside Dr., Clayton, NY)
Mon July 3: At 1, I’ll be at the Cornwall Brothers Store and Museum for a Multi-Author Event. Several authors will give a short talk on their books and then sign them. Don’t miss it! (36 Market St, Alexandria Bay)
8 PM: Clayton Boat Tour Fireworks Cruise. If you haven’t experienced this yet and there are tickets left, join me for an enchanting evening.
Wed July 5: From 3-5, I’ll be doing a book signing at Thousand Island Park (Thousand Island Park, Wellesley Island, NY). Come and enjoy this wonderful community!
Thurs July 6: From 11-1, I’ll be doing a book signing at Chaumont Free Library (12165 NY-12E, Chaumont, NY). Hope to see you here. Stop by and chat!
Fri July 7: From 11:30-1, I’ll be doing a book signing at Thousand Islands Museum (312 James St., Clayton, NY). Come and enjoy this wonderful museum.
I’ll also be touring Tibbetts Point Lighthouse, since this is the setting for my next book, Libby’s Lighthouse, that’ll come out in the Spring.
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Mary’s Moment released March 17!
March 14: Thousand Islands Life magazine feature
March 12: CelebrateLit! Hop into Spring
March 17: MARY’S MOMENT RELEASES!
March 19: Heroes, Heroines, and History blog feature
March 20: Davalyn Spencer blog feature
March 20: Book Signing at TriLakes Y
March 21: Toni Shiloh blog feature
March 22: Debbie Wilson blog feature
March 23: Kelly Goshern blog feature
March 24: Donna Schlachter blog feature
March 26: Danielle Grandenetti blog feature
March 31-Apr 2: ACFW-CS Conference
April 2: Donna Schlachter blog feature
August 10: Thousand Islands blog feature
August 19: HHH blog feature
September 13: Kathy Harris blog feature
September 14: Thousand Islands blog feature
September 17: Barnes&Nobles book signing
September 19: HHH blog
Oct 8-15: Celebrate Lit! Peyton’s Promise and Rachel’s Reunion Book Tour features 16 Blog Stops!
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 8
Texas Book-aholic, October 9
Artistic Nobody, October 10 (Author Interview)
Inklings and notions, October 10
deb’s Book Review, October 11
Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 12
Tell Tale Book Reviews, October 13 (Author Interview)
Locks, Hooks and Books, October 14
Adventures of a Travelers Wife, October 15 (Author Interview)
Connie’s History Classroom, October 16
Guild Master, October 17 (Author Interview)
Holly’s Book Corner, October 17
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 18
A Reader’s Brain, October 19 (Author Interview)
Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 20
October 20: Rachel’s Reunion released
Recent 2022 events:
May 19: HHH blog feature
May 20: Susan’s newsletter promo
May 23: Gina Holder blog feature
May 24: PEYTON’S PROMISE RELEASE DAY!
May 24: Rachelle Paige Campbell blog feature
May 24: Peyton Book Party!
May 25: Thousand Islands blog feature
May 26: Kelly Goshorn blog feature
May 7-June 5: LitRing Read All Summer promo
May 28: Donna Schlachter blog feature
May 29: Davalynn Spencer blog feature
May 30: HHH May Book Day feature
June 1: CAN new release promo
June 2: Jane Mouttet book review feature
June 4: Thousand Islands Life Magazine feature
June 5: Donna Schlachter blog feature
June 6: TriLakes Book Signing
June 7: Janet Grunst blog feature
June 8: Thousand Islands blog feature
June 11: Heather Greer’s By the Book feature
June 15: HHH Mid-Month Madness FB Live Event
June 16: NovelPASTTimes blog feature
June 17: Donna Schlachter blog feature
June 19: HHH blog feature
June 26: Donna Schlachter blog feature
July 1: CIPA newsletter promo
July 3: Danielle Grandenett Sunday Dinner blog feature
July 6: Thousand Islands blog
July 8: 1000 Islands Sun Newspaper feature
2022 July 15-22 Thousand Islands book tour
Now that Peyton’s Promise is out, it’s high time I fly to the Thousand Islands and celebrate! I’m heading to the islands July 16-21 and would love to see you at one of my events. I’ll have all my books available—while they last. Here’s where I’ll be:
Saturday, July 16 at 10 a.m., I’ll be giving a book talk/signing at the Flower Memorial Library (229 Washington St, Watertown, in Room 1812). Watertown peeps, stop by and chat!
Monday, July 18 from 2-4 p.m., I’ll be at the Little Bookstore for a book signing (413 Riverside Dr, Clayton). Come and see this adorable bookstore and the wonderful lady who runs it.
Tuesday, July 19 from 2-4 p.m., I’ll be at Thousand Islands Park on Wellesley Island for a book talk/signing. (42822 St. Lawrence Ave., TIP, NY 13692)
Wednesday, July 20 from 1-3 p.m., I’ll be at Michael Ringer Gallery for a book signing (203 James St, Clayton). If you haven’t seen all the gorgeous things in this store, take the time to do so.
Wednesday, July 20 at 5 p.m., I’ll be joining the Thousand Islands Museum team for a trip to Calumet where we’ll have a tour, barbeque, and book signing. It’s a sold-out ticketed event, so I hope you got your ticket early!
Thursday, July 21 at 3 p.m., I’ll be at the Cornwall Brothers Store and Museum Multi-Author Event. Several authors will be there to give a short talk on their books and then will sign them. Don’t miss it! (36 Market St, Alexandria Bay)
Saturday, November 13 from 1-3 p.m. Covered Treasures Book Signing . Susan will be signing her newest title, Colleen’s Confession. Be sure to drop by and pick up your signed copy.
Wednesday, December 1 from 11-1 p.m. Tri-Lakes Y Book Signing. Susan will be signing her newest title, Colleen’s Confession as well as all her books. Be sure to drop by and pick up your signed copies.
Nov 10 Colleen’s Confession is on sale. Order your copy here: Colleen’s Confession
Nov 11 Lena Dooley blog interview: Lena Dooley’s blog.
Nov 14 Davalynn Spencer’s blog feature: https://davalynnspencer.com/blog
Nov 15 HiStoryThruTheAges feature: https://historythrutheages.wordpress.com
Nov 16 Thousand Islands Life magazine feature: http://www.thousandislandslife.com
Nov 19 Heroines, Heroes & History blog feature: https://www.hhhistory.com
Nov 26 HiStoryThruTheAges feature: https://historythrutheages.wordpress.com
Dec 3 HiStoryThruTheAges feature: https://historythrutheages.wordpress.com
Dec 19 Heroines, Heroes & History blog feature: https://www.hhhistory.com
Dec 28: Flower Memorial Library Zoom book talk!
Dec 28: More To Life Magazine feature: https://mtlmagazine.com/blog/
Jan 7: HiStoryThruTheAges feature: https://historythrutheages.wordpress.com
January 19: Heroines, Heroes & History blog feature: https://www.hhhistory.com
2021 Thousand Islands book tour.
Susan was in the Thousand Islands region July 3-13. Although she several private events, she enjoyed seeing many of you at one of the open events. She loved meeting you face-to-face.
July 3: Fireworks Boat Cruise with Clayton Boat Tours. Come and join me!
July 5: The Little Bookstore, 413 Riverside Dr, Clayton, for a Book Signing at 2 p.m.
July 6: Cornwall Museum, 36 Market St, Alexandria Bay, for a Book Talk and Signing at 1 p.m.
July 10: The Cape Vincent French Festival. Hope to see you there!
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
April 30: Cindy Ervin Huff’s blog www.jubileewriter.wordpress.com
May 1: Linda Rondeau’s blog https://lindarondeau.com/snarksensibility
May 2: HiStoryThruTheAges blog https://www.historythrutheages.com
May 3: Thousand Islands Life feature https://thousandislandslife.com
May 5: Liz Tolsma’s blog https://liztolsma.com/blog
May 11: More to Life magazine http://mtlmagazine.com/blog
May 15: HHH’s MMM
May 19: Heroes, Heroines & History https://www.hhhistory.com
June events for Devyn’s Dilemma:
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
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
earlier 2019 events:
March 1: Susan has a feature in Thousand Islands Life magazine
March 1: Katelyn’s Choiceon 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 released!!! 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 released! 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.
Dec. 1: Susan was a guest on HistoryThruTheAges blog discussing Christmas Charity.
Dec. 7: Susan was featured on Sara Hamaker’s blog
Dec. 8: Susan had a book signing at Covered Treasures Bookstore in Monument, CO from 11-1.
Dec. 13: Susan was a guest on Peggy Sue Wells blog.
Dec. 18: Susan was a featured author in More To Life (MTL) magazine.
Nov. 3: Susan presented a workshop “Making Sense of it All!” at the Colorado Springs ACFW meeting from 10-12.
Nov. 3: Susan gave a book talk and signed her newest novella, Christmas Charity, at the Monument PPLD library from 2-4.
Nov. 7: Susan had a book signing at the Tri-Lakes YMCA in Monument, CO, from 10-1.
Nov. 8: Susan was a guest on Kathleen Rouser’s blog
Nov. 17: Susan gave a book talk and signed her newest novella, Christmas Charity, at the Author Showcase at the Douglas Co. Library in Parker, Colorado from 1-4.
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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.
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