Susan Gilbert-Collins

Born and raised in South Dakota, Susan Gilbert-Collins studied English at Oberlin College and holds an M.A. in English as a Second Language from the University of Minnesota. While she enjoyed teaching international students and adult immigrants, she now freelances as a technical writer in order to have more time to focus on her first love, fiction. She lives with her husband and young son in Rochester, New York.

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Starting from Scratch

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do the next thing.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not changing piano studios my freshman year at Oberlin Conservatory. It would have been a gutsy thing to do, and I would have been happier.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Continuing to write in the face of rejection slips.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Shrimp cocktail with a fried chicken chaser. What am I saying? Homemade noodle soup.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Don't make me count to three, young man!"

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