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Susan Wilson

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in Providence Rhode Island, The United States
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Born in Providence, RI, raised in Middlefield (Rockfall) Connecticut. Post High School Education, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT and Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT.
Married, two grown daughters and a granddaughter and grandson.
Lives in Oak Bluffs, MA, on Martha's Vineyard.

Those are the stats. I am a novelist, seven published, one in progress, and a occasional columnist for the Martha's Vineyard Times, writing my column on the writing life, "The Last Word." I invite Goodreads members to check it out.

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I learned a great deal about pit bulls from research and having the benefit of connecting with a pit bull advocate and an animal behaviorist…more
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I learned a great deal about pit bulls from research and having the benefit of connecting with a pit bull advocate and an animal behaviorist who both helped me avoid perpetuating stereotypes about the breed type. As for Shelties, I've always loved the breed and have known several. As for writing well about family dysfunction, that's a harder question, with no easy answer. Every story I write comes from my imagination. Having said that, as a writer, I am also a keen observer of human nature. What goes into my head, comes out as a reconstituted experience, entirely fictional. The old adage is to write what you know; well, my philosophy is to write what sounds plausible, is compelling, i.e. draws the reader in, and creates a genuine emotional response from that reader. I don't know if this answers your question, but I do thank you for posing it. Yours is probably the best question I've gotten.(less)
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Thanks for you question and, yes, it appears as though there is an audio version of Beauty as well as a Kindle version published by Crown. I…more
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Thanks for you question and, yes, it appears as though there is an audio version of Beauty as well as a Kindle version published by Crown. I hope that you are able to access whichever one you would like. Cheers and happy reading, Susan Wilson(less)
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I don't dole out five stars willy nilly, and so it is with great pleasure that I recommend Katarina Bivald's simply wonderful first (yes, first) novel. If you are a proud bibliophile, book hoarder, bookstore haunt, passionate reader, lover of those i ...more
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Absolutely perfect book for reading while traveling. Bryson's droll wit never disappoints. Laugh out loud funny in places, and his social commentary is spot on.
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