Susan D. Matley

Susan D. Matley writes sci-fantasy and western historical fiction. Writing as S. D. Matley, her latest release is fantasy novel Big-G City, sequel to novella Small-g City (both from WolfSinger Publications).

Previously, her short stories have been published in THEMA Literary Journal, GlassFire Magazine and Dark Pages (Blade Red Press). She’s a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West and Pacific Northwest Writers Association. In 2011 she was a finalist for the Western Writers of America “Best Song” Spur Award.

Susan lives near Walla Walla, Washington amidst thousands of acres of wheat (not hers!) with husband Bruce and many 4-legged kids.

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VISA and the Man

In case you've never lived through gender discrimination first-hand, here's a piece of history that might interest you. Also, a review of things best not said in public. read more

What Are You Doing?

What are you doing? That’s what you might wonder if you observed my current type of work day. Today is kind of normal because I’m taking time to write the weekly blog, but as to the rest of the week. . . What are you doing? I’m spending a lot of time with numbers,...

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The Magic Desk

If you ever doubt there is more to our world than meets the eye, let me tell you about my Magic Desk. No, it’s not a treadmill desk. In fact, it wasn’t designed as a desk at all. The Magic Desk started its life in Thailand decades ago as a carvery table. A writer...

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Crime, Fear, Love, Mercy

This week I’ve been contemplating the relationship between crime, fear, love and mercy. My thoughts turned in that direction Monday evening, when something unexpected happened at our house. We live one mile east of a small town (population 300+/-), amidst thousands of...

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