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Look for Susan's comedic novel Supermarket Baby, winner of the 2019 Percy Janes First Novel Award, in book stores near you, February 2021 (Flanker Press). 

Susan’s YA novel, The Degrees of Barley Lick, also hits the shelves in 2021 (Running the Goat, Books & Broadsides).

Her previous unpublished novel, Forty-eight Degrees, received Honourable Mention in the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia’s 25th annual Atlantic Writing Competition.


The Romance Writers of NL awarded Susan second place in 2019’s 50 Ways to Love your Lover contest for her piece, Berry Picking with Layla. Susan also gained an Honourable Mention in the Royal City Literary Arts Society’s Write on contest for What a Dragonfly Taught me (April 2019).


Susan has worked as a freelance journalist (BJ, King’s College, NS, 1991) in St. John’s, NL for 30 years. Her non-fiction works have appeared in Canadian Geographic, National Geographic (maps), Canadian Running, Newfoundland Quarterly, The Hockey News, Noia News, Doctors’ Review, Atlantic Progress, Atlantic Business, Saltscapes, Labrador Life, SOAR and Mariner Magazine, among others.


Susan contributed a bi-weekly column, 48 Degrees, to The Newfoundland Herald (2002-04) and a weekly column, The Kids are Alright, to The Telegram (2011-15).


She has been a Contributor on CBC Radio (St. John’s), The Point, Out Front, Radio Noon and Definitely Not The Opera (DNTO) and has worked for both NTV in St. John’s and CBC TV in Halifax and St. John’s as reporter, producer and researcher.

She lives in St. John's with her husband and two of their five children


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