Susan Wingate, novelist, poet and playwright, received a BS in Accounting from AZ State University. With it, Wingate brings
a rare and diverse background to her creative writing. Presently, she lives in Washington State and writes full time. Wingate
has written three novels.
Her second novel, Bobby’s Diner, was released September 1, 2008 by eBooksonthe.net and Cambridge Books (subsidiaries, respectively, of Write Words,
Inc.) has slated a release of the paperback version for February 2009. Her short story.
“The Lion of Judah” received 1st Place honor (a monetary award and publication) in the August 2008 Fantasy Gazetteer Short Story Contest. An excerpt from her third novel, The Last Maharajan, was selected for publication
in literary journal the Superstition Review, an ASU publication. She is a featured writer for the Arizona Author’s Association newsletter and a contributing
writer for several other magazines. Since the 2007 publication of her mystery novel, Of the Law, Wingate
is busy teaching writing classes at her local community college, at writing conferences and at her studio.
Her short stories and poems consistently receive awards and her articles can be found in many magazines,
journals and reviews. Wingate publishes a monthly online newsletter called, “Sincerely, Susan.” She
is a co-founder of the vibrant San Juan Island Creative Women's Group. Currently, she organizes a series of reading events
for her local library. These events spotlight regional and local writers and provide a wonderful venue in which to hear their
work. For hobbies, Wingate likes to read and paint.