Susan is the author of five critically acclaimed books, including her recent, best-selling novel Landslide, which was a New York Times Book Review’s Editor’s Choice, a Today Show Summer Read, and a Best Book for Good Morning America, The New York Post, Medium, Bustle, and others. She’s been awarded multiple fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, as well as fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Maine Arts Commission, and the Massachusetts Arts Council. She’s won the Maine Book Award and the Maine Award for Publishing Excellence and has been a featured Tedx Speaker, where her talk the “Power of Story,” has been viewed widely. She teaches on the faculty of the Stonecoast Writers Program at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, where she’s also the co-founder of the Telling Room, a youth creative writing center.