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.
The past two months have been full of unusual activity- -buying a house, working toward selling a house, traveling west for Mom’s 75th high school reunion. The only writing I’ve accomplished during this interval is the weekly blog. This week, at last, I’ve returned to...read more
It’s been said that variety is the spice of life. I believe variety is life. Highlights of a variety-filled week: Alumni Banquet Last week I mentioned I’d be attending Mom’s 75th high school reunion. Mom hosted a pre-banquet party for her classmates, all of them in...read more
I’m lucky. In general and in specific. This week alone tells the tale. On June 4, we celebrated the 5th anniversary of bringing Hoosegow Matley into our home. He’s a fabulous fellow, inquisitive in a way that makes him well-adapted to change. Like the recent move....read more
Words are funny things. Sometimes the wrong word ends up widely used for a specific person, place or thing. Writers must be extremely careful about this type of misuse. For example, today’s blog was supposed to be about a 19th century invention called the...read more