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Susan Clayton-Goldner

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Susan Clayton-Goldner was born in New Castle, Delaware and grew up with four brothers along the banks of the Delaware River. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona's Creative Writing Program and has been writing most of her life. Her novels have been finalists for The Hemingway Award, the Heeken Foundation Fellowship, the Writers Foundation and the Publishing On-line Contest. Susan won the National Writers' Association Novel Award twice for unpublished novels and her poetry was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies including Animals as Teachers and Healers, published by Ballantine Books, Our Mothers/Ourselves, by the Greenwood Publishing Group, The Hawaii Pacific Review-B
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TORMENTED WINS RONE AWARD FOR BEST THRILLER OF 2019

Picture It makes me very happy to announce that my novel, 
Tormented, is the winner of the Rone Award this year. I feel like a kid who's just won the national spelling bee. Last year, Redemption Lake, was a finalist. And I went to the awards ceremony as a bridesmaid. This year I got to be the bride.

It's hard to describe how good it makes me feel to win this award. It's a validation for all the hard work- Read more of this blog post »
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I have loved all the Kate Burkholder books and this one is no exception. You can't go wrong with this series. I grew up near Lancaster, PA, so the Amish have always fascinated me. Great read
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“When he looked at Brandy, he saw the desperation in her eyes. He felt like hugging her and telling her what a great sister she was to Emily. Instead, he tried to harden his features, put far more bravado in his words than he felt. “Now get out of here. I’ve got work to do.” *”
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