News & Events

The Wingate Writers Studio is open! The retreat is a vision of Susan’s, something she has wanted to establish for years. Learn more about the Wingate Writers Studio by clicking HERE.

SUCCESS! Six of us had a great time creativity-building at the Writers Retreat – a 2-day writing retreat is back by popular demand. Dates: March 2nd and 3rd from 10A until 4P, participants will electrify the subconscious mind through repetition activities and writing spells. Located at Susan’s home on San Juan Island, participants will be indoors and outdoors so wear comfortable clothing and either tennis or hiking shoes. Complete with a brain-healthy light lunch of fruits and vegetables. Only $99. For more information, contact Susan directly at: susan (at) susanwingate (dot) com.

♦The Dementia Chronicles (the full blog series) is available in print and eBook on and Barnes&

♦San Juan Library, 1011 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, WA – Self-Publishing Workshop, Sat. Jan 26, 1-4 pm, January 26 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm. This is a Free Event

♦The Death of Vultures, a psychological thriller, is short-listed for the CLUE AWARDS (Chanticleer Reviews)

♦Local Fiction Snapshots, Wed. Oct.10 @ 7 pm – 9:00 pm, Free, at the SJ Island Library, 1010 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

♦I just posted a new fun page called Favorite Author Tweets, Read it Here.

♦September 22, 2018, from 2P until 4P, I will be at Griffin Bay Bookstore

♦Out September 15, 2018, THE DEATH OF VULTURES. psychological women’s suspense. Read more.

♦”Meet the Author” event, Mullis Center, Friday Harbor, WA – August 11, 2018, 7P until 9P… there will be wine.

♦Write the bones of your novel in only 4 weeks during the month of July 2018! For more information, click HERE

♦Sign-up for my June 2018 online class at Story Circle Network by clicking HERE

♦Out and Available Now! BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH, a “Deer Effect” short story tie-in. For more information about this title, CLICK HERE.

♦Winning another finalist award making this the sixth award for THE DEER EFFECT in the 2017 Book Excellence Awards for the “inspirational fiction” category.

♦My newsletter, “Writing from the Couch,” will be out Thursday, August 31, 2017, but you can check it out right now by CLICKING HERE

♦A New Website! Designed by AuthorBytes, Susan’s new website launched this August 2017.

♦The Dementia Chronicles, Susan’s memoir about the caregiving of her mother, Amie who suffered from Alzheimer’s, is set for publication, August 2018.

A Sadder Season, Susan’s latest women’s suspense novel, is available for review. Contact Susan for an Advanced Reading Copy by sending her an email to susan(at)susanwingate(dot)com.

The Deer Effect wins five book awards in 2016 and 2015, of which the story won the category for Christian fiction in the 2015 Pacific Book Award.

♦Join Susan’s Facebook book club by CLICKING HERE.

♦Part One – Author’s Forum – Dr. Veronica Esagui