About Susanna

My Writing journey

In 2017/18 I started writing short stories with dark twists and was delighted to have two accepted for Second Taste: Book a Break Anthology 2018.

After this I started work on two longer novels – not at the same time! – but on and off as I became disenchanted or re-enchanted with one or the other.

When we went into lockdown in Spring 2020, I took this as my opportunity to focus intensively on developing my writing and editing skills and to finish a novel. Jericho Writers Summer Festival of Writing advanced my writing skills, gave me valuable insights into the publishing industry and connected me with the writing community.

Gotham Writers has also been a great resource for me during this time of lockdown. I highly recommend their Inside Writing series hosted by Josh Sippie. I have also benefited from Reedsy and CBC writing resources.

I achieved my 2020 goal and completed my first psychological thriller in November 2020 and sent it out to agents. So far I have received several requests for the full manuscript, but no offers of representation – as yet.

However I was also a finalist and then reached the short list in the Page Turner Awards 2020!