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"My love of books is largely due to the Sevilla Elementary School librarian. I ran to her to tell on Jeff Sloggins who, after slurping spinach around in his mouth, gagged, choked, then barfed on our table in the school cafeteria." ~Susan Wingate

Susan’s poetry, short stories, and essays have been published in journals such as the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Superstition Review, and Suspense Magazine, as well as several others.


Susan holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lindenwood University.


She is also a proud member of PENAmerica, Int'l Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, and Women's Fiction Writers Association

Susan Wingate writes about big trouble in small towns. She lives with her husband on an island off the coast of Washington State. 


Susan's novel, How the Deer Moon Hungers has received eight book awards. 

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Join Susan's readers club and get a free copy of Deer Sanctuary, a Friday Harbor Short Thriller, available exclusively to club members. Plus, you'll be the first to hear about contests, giveaways and new releases from Susan.