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Susan Wingate

Author's Bio

SUSAN WINGATE is currently working on her 13th novel, CHICKEN BRAINS–a companion book for SPIDER BRAINS: A LOVE STORY. Susan’s 2011 release of DROWNING (contemporary women’s fiction), won 1st place in the 2011 Forward National Literature Award and also won a finalist award for the category of Women’s Fiction/Chick Lit in the 2011 International Book Awards. A vibrant public speaker, Susan offers inspiring, motivational talks about the craft of writing, publishing and marketing, and how to survive this extremely volatile (e-)Publishing industry.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Spider Brains (Astraea Press, 2013), A Falling of Law (Black Rose Writing, 2010), Bobby's Diner (Cambridge Books, 2008), Of the Law (Sixteen Cat Tails Publishing, 2007)
Journals:
Amarillo Bay, American Drivel Review, Fantasy Gazetteer, Superstition Review, The Writer's Journal, Virginia Quarterly Review, Writer's Journal
Prizes:
"Drowning" - Winner 2011 Forward National Literature Award "Drowning" - Finalist Award 2011 International Book Awards "Bobby's Diner" - Finalist Award, 2010 International Book Awards, 2009 National Best Books Award (sponsored by USA Book Review) "Camouflage" - Editor's Choice Award & Finalist, 2009 Textnovel Writing Contest "Bobby's Diner" - Finalist, 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award "The Lion of Judah" - 1st Place in the 2008 Fantasy Gazetteer Short Story Competition "Paranoia" - 2nd Place in the 2007 Literary Magic Writing Competition, in Poetry "The Fisherman, the Eagle and Jesus" - 2nd Place in the 2006 Foster City International Writing Competition, in Poetry

Susan Wingate Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Spider Brains: A Love Story by Susan Wingate, Darkroom by Joshua Graham, Miss Alcott's Email by Kit Bakke
Favorite Books:
"Spider Brains: A Love Story" by Susan Wingate "Drowning" by Susan Wingate "Easy as Pie at Bobby's Diner" by Susan Wingate "Bobby's Diner" by Susan Wingate "A Falling of Law" by Susan Wingate "Ravings of a Mad Gentlewoman" by Susan Wingate "Black Dogs" by Ian McEwan "Keepers of Truth" by Michael Collins
Favorite Authors:
Ian McEwan Joshua Graham Charles Elton Raymond Chandler Margaret Atwood W. Somerset Maugham Kurt Vonnegut Celine Curiol Ian McEwan Michael Collins Joan Didion

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Listing last updated: December 29, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Arab American
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Children, Prisoners, Seniors, Teenagers
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Phoenix, AZ
Raised in:
Phoenix, AZ

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