Susan D. Matley writes sci-fantasy and western historical fiction. Writing as S. D. Matley, her latest release is fantasy novel Big-G City, sequel to novella Small-g City (both from WolfSinger Publications).
Previously, her short stories have been published in THEMA Literary Journal, GlassFire Magazine and Dark Pages (Blade Red Press). She’s a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West and Pacific Northwest Writers Association. In 2011 she was a finalist for the Western Writers of America “Best Song” Spur Award.
Susan lives near Walla Walla, Washington amidst thousands of acres of wheat (not hers!) with husband Bruce and many 4-legged kids.
This week I’ve been contemplating the relationship between crime, fear, love and mercy. My thoughts turned in that direction Monday evening, when something unexpected happened at our house. We live one mile east of a small town (population 300+/-), amidst thousands of...read more
As a former auditor, I’m very much in favor of people following rules and regulations, but this week I encountered an incident of red tape that was too much, even for me. It should have been simple. All I wanted to do was change the billing address on one of my Mom’s...read more
It’s the time of year when I think of back-to-school and those who wait for us there- -teachers. In my family we have five continuous generations of teachers. Most recently, my niece has followed in her mother’s footsteps. Before my sister, our dad and an uncle taught...read more
The sky is falling! Literary heroine Henny Penny (or Chicken Little, as she’s known in the USA) was one adept bird at sounding the alarm. Wikipedia classifies her story as a variety of folktale that pokes fun at paranoia and mass hysteria, but sometimes we panic for...read more