Surviving Carmelita

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Signs in the Dark

Young adult fiction

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Shards of Light

Young adult fiction

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Young adult fiction

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Pawprints in the Snow

Poems, colorful wildlife photos and animal fun-facts for ages 3 to 9

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Falling in Love with You

Short story "The Perfect Crime"

The Spirit of Christmas

Short story "Christmas Rainbow"

Author Visits & Writing Workshops

Susan will visit libraries, schools, bookstores and other venues to discuss her books, offer writing and publishing tips, and answer questions.

Author Visits

Author Visits to Libraries & Schools

The Art of Imagery

Writing Seminar

Nail that Pitch

How to Talk to Agents & Editors

Query Letters that get Results


Dynamic Dialogue


Character Development Through Dialogue


Write What You Know (Teens)


The Allure of Foreign Settings


Travel Presentations & More

Please click on photos for details. Programs are 1 hour each, which includes a narrated Powerpoint presentation, snacks, recipe packets and several small prizes.

Florida Keys Journey

Sensational Sicily

Roaming the Midwest

Intriguing Italy

Greek Island Voyage

Explore the Smokies

Chocolate USA

Savor the '60s




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Susan is an author, speaker, public relations professional and book reviewer. She grew up in a Chicago suburb (Berwyn) and graduated from NIU with a degree in journalism, then worked as a reporter for Suburban Life newspapers before moving to New Mexico. In Albuquerque, she worked at KOB-TV as a reporter and assignment editor for a couple of years before returning to Illinois. Her novels have won the Moonbeam, Illumination, Royal Dragonfly, and Readers Favorite book awards. Susan is president of the American Christian Fiction Writers Chicago Chapter, a member of SCBWI, and attends Willow Creek Community Church. She loves to travel and enjoys photography, reading, and baking.