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Susan Stinson
17 October 1960
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I'm a novelist and poet. My most recent novel is Spider in a Tree from Small Beer Press. It's due out in October 2013, but you can pre-order it now at the link above. The others are Venus of Chalk; Martha Moody; and Fat Girl Dances with Rocks. There's also the hard to find but cool Belly Songs: In Celebration of Fat Women, a chapbook of poetry and short fiction.

I'm a freelance editing and writing coach. I also give cemeteries tours in Northampton, MA. I'm Writer in Residence at Forbes Library, where I facilitate writing rooms on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, and have been curating a Local History/Local Novelists event series which has involved scholars from Yale, Smith and Amherst Colleges, as well as local history organizations and a bunch of fantastic novelists and poets. Now in its third season, it's been pretty amazing.

I learned to type on a manual typewriter and entering the world of livejournal feels a little like the moment in the Hitchcock movie Vertigo when Jimmy Stewart kisses his fraudulent-yet-true beloved who he thought was dead and weird spirals start whirling around the screen. Kind of wonderful, kind of disorienting. I'm enjoying it.

Anyone is very welcome to comment on posts. If you don't have a livejournal, this will show up as an anonymous comment, which you can sign with your name or not, as you wish. I take a look at anonymous posts before they appear, so there will be a delay before your comment shows up.

Thinking of adding me? Welcome!

Susan Stinson