“Having grown up in a devout Catholic family in a tiny town in South Dakota actually called Faith, it is inescapable that on many levels I am “of faith.” Faiths, both the town and the spiritual practice, are such an ingrained part of me that it cannot be possible for me to ponder any topic seriously and not have faith shape my thinking. Whether about spirituality, parenting adult children, co-dependency and recovery, travel, or the change of seasons, my writing will necessarily reflect elements of faith.”
First published in the local newspaper at 13 years old (a poem titled, “The Meaning of Christmas”), Susan was a writer from that moment on, though she managed to let writing lie fallow for years at a time. Nevertheless, her poetry, reflections, and a few short stories have been published in “Prairie Winds Anthology,” “The IUS Review,” “Independence Magazine,” and a handful of other places. Susan’s short story, “For Her,” won first place in its category from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association in 1996, and she has written award winning poetry and creative non-fiction as well. Susan is a current member of Southern Indiana Writers’ Group.