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.
At this time of year it’s easy to slip into memories of being a kid. There’s always some kind of holiday program kids get roped into at school, whether they’re in orchestra, band, chorus or sentenced to a skit. It’s also a time of avaricious kid dreams. For me, this...read more
I’ve never been blessed with good hair. Given the present state of affairs, I wonder if I’ll have any hair left by month's end. Grrrrr! Yes, it’s been a frustrating week. Don’t get me started about health insurance or the (hopefully still just a proposal) Senate GOP...read more
Some will argue that a woman can’t have too many hats. I disagree, at least in the metaphorical sense. My metaphorical hats are popping up in abundance right now. Multiple projects compete for my attention: Holiday gift shopping Completing the current draft of my...read more
Anniversaries abound at Matley Acres this month! Read on, for the histories of two of our four-legged kids.read more