top of page


is a Young Adult

Romantic Fantasy.

Just try to get out of its web.


Susie Speider has big troubles. She suffers from A.D.D. (Attention Deficit Disorder) and now her future lies in the cold, calloused hand of her gnarly teacher–a, one, Ms. Morlson.

Susie fears Morlson will block her chances of ever getting into college. But when a small black spider bites her on the finger, Susie’s nights transform into crazy dreams that feel like adventures. Her new problem? Susie figures out the dreams are real! So, she takes advantage of her new found power and visits Morlson nightly… as the SPIDER! (And, on the back of her faithful feline, Delilah.)

Through all the troubles of high school, Susie must come to terms with the recent death of her father. While Matt Ryder, the geeky neighbor boy living across the street, must deal with the loss of his mother.

Available in paperback, eBook and audio book

1611023117 (2).png

Praise for Troubled in Paradise

"Funny! Tender! A totally great story." ~Libby C.

"I so got Susie Speider. I'm not exactly popular but feel like maybe I can be one day. I feel the spider within me! LOL." ~Britney S

"My mom got this book and made me read it. Mom can be so smart sometimes. I really liked the book." Calista F.

By Susan Wingate
CreateSpace Publishing: November 10, 2015
$15.33/442 pages
ISBN 9781518730788

bottom of page