Susan D. Matley

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.

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Agent Search, 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about the quest for a literary agent. Not that I haven’t been seeking representation like a crazy person for my middle grade novel “The Luck of Lily Adams” all summer- -I certainly have! At last I’ve exhausted my preliminary list...

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Word Play

According to somebody or other online, the most recognized word in the world is HELLO. The second most recognized word is Coca-Cola. The, Chocolate and Louse fill out the top five. That being so, I have a great suggestion for the American film industry. Let’s dream up...

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Not a Good Surprise

What do you do when life springs a surprise on you? Not a good surprise. What if you learned this morning that a sister-in-law had died three months ago? None of the surviving siblings were informed of the death by her husband. Not a good surprise. Most recently, she...

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There be Vikings (in the Mirror)

Sometimes I’m tempted to have a DNA test. You see, I’m a skeptical person, the sort who wonders if family stories passed down through the generations are true. For example, one of my great-grandmothers claimed she was part Cherokee. I tried to verify this when I was...

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