In addition to teaching English at Texas State since 1976 (with a break
of five years in the early '80s), Susan worked for 20 years as a
newspaper journalist in San Marcos - primarily at The Daily Record, and
later at The Chautauquan - and served as lay chaplain for the Episcopal
campus ministry at Texas State from Jan. 1995 to Aug. 2007.
Susan and husband Larry have a grown daughter, Erin, who lives in Austin.
Susan's favorite pastimes are snorkeling and canoeing, beekeeping, native
plant gardening, hiking, watching birds and other wildlife, traveling,
photographing plants and landscapes (both above and below water),
playing 12-string guitar, reading mysteries, and spending entirely too
much time on the computer.
Susan is the author of Icons of Loss and Grace: Moments from the Natural
World and co-editor of What Wildness Is This: Women Write About the
Southwest. Her work has been anthologized in Getting Over the Color
Green, Let There Be Night: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark, and To
Everything on Earth. Her work has also appeared in numerous
publications, such as ISLE, Southwestern American Literature, Texas
Parks & Wildlife, Northern Lights, and EarthSpirit.
In recent months, Susan's images have been included in several juried
exhibitions, including "Family" and "Abstractions" at A Smith Gallery, as
well as this year's Naturescapes Photography Contest. Most recently, her
image "Legs" was selected by Keith Carter as First Place in the Texas
Photographic Society's Members Only Show.