SUSAN FLANAGAN, AUTHOR
Susan Flanagan’s comedic novel Supermarket Baby is winner of the 2019 Percy Janes First Novel Award. She worked with author Edward Riche to complete the third draft. Susan’s previous unpublished novel, Forty-eight Degrees, received Honourable Mention in the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia’s 25th annual Atlantic Writing Competition.
This year the Romance Writers of NL awarded Susan 2nd place in February’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 more than 25 years. Her written 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 also contributed 40+ stories to Memorial University’s Gazette in 2017 and wrote the last two Annual Research Reports for Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering.
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.