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Susan Pogorzelski is the award-winning author of Gold in the Days of Summer: A Novella. Her first full-length novel, The Last Letter, is a semi-autobiographical account of her experiences living with Chronic Lyme Disease and was an Honorable Mention in the 25th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards. When she's not writing her own stories of nostalgia and the magic of everyday life, she works as a consultant, editor, and creative coach at Brown Beagle Books and is the founder of LymeBrave Foundation, Inc. She lives in South-Central Pennsylvania with her family and two dogs.

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Susan Pogorzelski I sit at my computer and let out a string of curses before the frustration ebbs and I get back to writing again. True story.
Susan Pogorzelski The best thing about being a writer? Everything. It's easy to pick it apart and say "discovering the story" or "becoming the characters" or "the…moreThe best thing about being a writer? Everything. It's easy to pick it apart and say "discovering the story" or "becoming the characters" or "the excitement of the journey," but truly, it's all of it. The moment of inspiration, the act of creating, the feelings pouring out of you and onto the page while you explore emotions and ideas that you know you'll never really grasp and you'll only scratch the surface of at that...You'll spend your lifetime trying anyway.

All of it is a dizzying circus of joy and wonder and I can't get enough of it.

Now if you think that sounds way too optimistic, ask me about the worst part of being a writer. I've got some cynicism in me yet.(less)
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Gold in the Days of Summer

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Introducing LILAC IN WINTER!

It's been three years since I released my last novel, The Last Letter, and what a whirlwind it has been! I've been both creatively inspired and found myself in creative slumps, but the passion for storytelling has continuously urged me onward.

Like my other works, Lilac in Winter began with a character whispering her story, her voice growing stronger and stronger until I finally picked up the pe... Read more of this blog post »
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“They say you can wish on the stars, and if you run out of stars, wishing on a rainbow is the next best thing.”
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“So now, when I look back, all I see is who we used to be and who we are now. And I wonder how anybody can recognize anyone at all.”
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