The Writer


Susan J. Bickford
After an injury forced her off the scaffolding and into a recuperative vacation from her decorative arts business, Susan pulled out an old manuscript she'd started and shelved years before. Intrigued, she needed to know what happened to the characters and reclaimed her abandoned dream of writing novels. 

A native Nashvillian and three-time Golden Heart® Finalist, Susan is happiest plotting new characters' adventures in their worlds while covered in paint, brush in hand. She shares her painting expertise at her shop, The Painted Dragonfly, an eclectic emporium in historic Nolensville, Tennessee. A member of Music City Romance Writers and their current treasurer, she embraced the creative life after leaving behind a career as corporate lobbyist and government affairs manager for a Fortune 300 company.