Susan Crossman – An Author’s Bio

As a scrawny but very cute eight-year-old, author Susan Crossman would clamber into a backyard apple tree and spend countless hours bringing dreamy and endless stories to life. She wrote epic adventures and moralistic fables, tragic romances and painful poetry.  Her biggest dream was to become a writer one day.

Time ticked along and Susan grew up.Women's Fiction Author Susan Crossman

She started her professional career at a daily newspaper in 1982 and in the three decades since that exciting first job she has worked in government and corporate communications, PR and marketing. With the publication of “Shades of Teale,” Susan has come back full circle again to the creative writing that first lit her love of language.

She hasn’t quit her day job yet though! As a successful Toronto-based freelancer, Susan spends most days writing speeches, newsletters, press materials and web content for clients in the corporate sector — you can find out more about her business writing at In the spaces between deadlines and new dreams, she is the busy widowed mother of three kids and whenever possible she sneaks off to enjoy the guilty pleasure of writing for fun.

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Credits: Thanks so much to my photographer, Alan Mackenzie, of Alan Mackenzie Photography. And a bow (curtsy?) to the amazing Canadian Artist, Anna Sponer, whose image of Teale graces my book.