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 Wednesday we became the owners of exactly one house. The payers of exactly one set of utility bills. The maintainers of a single one-third acre. It’s final; the sale of our house in Prescott, WA, has closed. It’s a bittersweet relief, having only one place to...read more
Sometimes, I’ve done the same things twice, but differently. As Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher born in 544 B.C. said, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” Since I’m a woman I can’t be the same man in any...read more
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks (whoever “they” are). I’m not the oldest dog on the block, but I’ve roamed the earth long enough to be set in my ways and comfortable with established routines. New Trick Number One Moving is a great way to shake things...read more
In other words; expressed in a different way; that is to say. Thank you to Google’s online dictionary for these phrases. The meaning of “in other words” is clear, but what about the words themselves? For this important research I’ll visit my 1976 edition of The...read more