More About the Author
WINNER of the FORWARD NATIONAL LITERATURE AWARD (Drowning)
#1 Amazon Best Seller (Drowning)
#2 Amazon Best Seller (Bobby's Diner)
"Absorbing" ~ Phyllis Schieber (author of "The Manicurist" and "The Sinner's Guide to Confession")
"Gripping" ~ TC Elliot
"A tale about the explosiveness of secrets, and, ultimately, redemption." ~ Michael Bellomo (Award-winning author)
Susan's novels, HOTTER THAN HELEN, OF THE LAW, BOBBY'S DINER, SPIDER BRAINS and DROWNING all reached Amazon Best Seller status in 2012 and 2013.
SUSAN WINGATE's poem entitled "The Dance of Wind in Trees" has been published in the April 2013 issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review.
Susan's award-winning, Amazon best seller, DROWNING is now available in audio book version.
SPIDER BRAINS, Book No. 1 in the "Susie Speider" YA Fiction Series, is Available Now through Astraea Press and on Amazon.
DROWNING (contemporary women's fiction) won First Place in the 2011 Forward National Literature Award for the category of Drama. DROWNING also won a finalist award for the category of Women's Fiction/Chick Lit in the 2011 International Book Awards and reached #1 on the Amazon's Best Seller list.
A vibrant public speaker, Susan offers inspiring, motivational talks about the craft of writing, publishing and marketing, and how to survive this extremely volatile ePublishing industry. She presents these lectures at writing conferences, libraries and book stores around the country. She also loves to visit with book clubs for more intimate chats.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona to James & Amie, Susan tried to fly, at age five, off the roof of their family house using only newspaper, wire hangers and scotch tape. She's been dreaming of flying ever since. Oh, by the way, she never jumped. Her mother ran out in the nick of time, screaming like a crazy woman, and stopped her from take-off. After that, she began taking dance lessons with the solid ground beneath her feet.
In high school, Susan became involved in acting when she joined the drama club. And, at seventeen, she went on a 2-month acting tour with an acting troupe called The Robinhood Players. At nineteen, she taught aerobics, worked as a waitress and bartender. Susan graduated from Arizona State University in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in accounting.
Three years later, she moved to an island off the Washington State coast to concentrate on her writing. However, to support herself, she opened up a bed & breakfast and for three years ran it but closed doors soon after September 11, 2001.
It was after she got noticed by award-winning, international best-selling author, Michael Collins that she began to think she could actually make a career in the publishing industry. For two years Collins mentored Susan.
Susan writes full-time and lives not too far from Seattle with her husband, Bob, Robert their dog, fourteen cats, fourteen birds, a fistful of raccoons, a small herd of deer, a few sly fox, a band of ring-necked doves, an unkindness of ravens, a murder of crows and a covey of quail!
For Film Rights, Susan is represented by JESSICA KAYE, Kaye & Mills is a boutique law firm offering a broad range of legal services to companies and individuals in the entertainment, new and evolving media and publishing industries.
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