Susan Forest

SUSAN FOREST is the author of (Canadian SF&F) Aurora Award-winning Bursts of Fire (2019), as well as over 25 internationally-published short stories. She edits an award-winning anthology series (Strangers Among Us, The Sum of Us, Shades Within Us, Seasons Between Us) for Laksa Media, and has appeared at many local and international writing conventions. The second novel of her seven-volume Addicted to Heaven series, Flights of Marigold (2020), is also available now.

Addicted to Heaven series is not only a tale of rollicking adventure, but also an opportunity—one she appreciates—for an examination of the complex world of addictions. There is no family today that has not been touched by the heartache, stigma, struggles—and the often-unrecognized courage and hope—that underpin the illness of addiction. This motif is one Susan is humbled to explore with the aspiration of provoking dialogue, and the recognition of—and respect for—those whose battles are ongoing.

Her sister—a full mountain guide with a small herd of horses—is a great resource for all things fantasy. Susan loves to travel and has been known to dictate novels from the back of her husband’s motorcycle.

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YouTube: Susan Forest


November, 2019: Just Joshing with Joshua Pantallescaro. Susan talks about travel, ADHD, Mercury, writing, and inspiration in this wide-ranging conversation.

October, 2019: Worldshapers, with Ed Willett. Susan talks about her writing process.