News & Events

HERE’S THE LATEST! My young adult, coming-of-age novel entitled “Moon Spyer” gets a publishing deal with Fitzroy Books (an imprint of Regal House Publishing) in a “nice deal,” and has a tentative publication date of Spring 2021.

♦STORM SEASON Wins the Thriller Category in the 2019 Book Excellence Award! Check out the reviews of Storm Season here.

♦New Book Release! Apocalyptic thriller, THE LESSER WITNESS is now available exclusively on

♦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. Our first retreat was a huge success.  When six of us spent two days in retreat. That was back in March and since then the Studio has been booming!

♦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

Coming June 15th!