Susan Calder grew up in Montreal and moved to Calgary in 1996. Her first novel Deadly Fall was published in March 2011 by TouchWood Editions. Deadly Fall launches a murder mystery series featuring insurance adjuster Paula Savard and set against a backdrop of the latest Calgary economic boom. She is currently working on a sequel.
Susan has a degree in Urban Studies from Concordia University and worked as an insurance claims examiner. She came to writing twenty years ago and honed her writing skills at Concordia University, the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society, the Banff Centre for the Arts, The Sage Hill Writing Experience and Booming Ground. At Mystery Writers’ INK and the Calgary Citizens’ Police Academy, she learned about crime, police work, guns, poisons and assorted ghoulish matters useful to mystery writing.
Her short stories and poems have won contests and been published in Other Voices, Alberta Views, The Prairie Journal and the Silver Boomers Anthology. She is a past-past president of the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society, where she teaches courses and workshops in Short Fiction, Dynamic Dialogue, Mystery Writing and Manuscript Revision.
Susan is a member of the Writer’s Guild of Alberta, the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society, Mystery Writers INK and the Crime Writers of Canada.
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