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.
Last Sunday a friend and I attended the closing performance of “Crimes of the Heart” (by Beth Henley) at the local community theatre. Mid-way through Act One a strange thought occurred to me: though I’d staged managed a production of this play in 1994, I had...read more
Nearly six months after Bruce’s death I am finally getting it into my stubborn head that I need more rest. And relaxation. Rest and relaxation; kind of catchy, isn’t it? It’s crazy that it’s taken me this long to realize that, since a month prior to Bruce’s...read more
Several weeks ago I volunteered to write a review for “Professor Renoir’s Collection of Oddities, Curiosities, and Delights” by Randall Platt (HarperCollins Children’s Books © 2109). I’ve been gifted an ARC (Advanced Review Copy) in exchange for an honest review....read more
Multitasking. The word does not appear in my 1974 Merriam-Webster dictionary. Resorting to Wikipedia, multitasking is: . . .an apparent human ability to perform more than one task, or activity, at the same time. Did you notice the skeptical tone of this...read more