Having completed a Ph.D. in English literature (with a specialization in the Romantic Period) at the University of Saskatchewan, Suzanne also holds an M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction from the University of King’s College in Halifax. She lives and writes in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where she teaches (part-time) at St. Francis Xavier University in the Department of English, as she shares her delight and passion for books with young readers and writers. When not writing, reading, or teaching, Suzanne spends her time outdoors; her journeys into the countryside, during all four seasons, inspire and shape her aesthetic experience of the world.
Suzanne’s creative nonfiction book, The Tides of Time: A Nova Scotia Book of Seasons, was published by Pottersfield Press in 2018.
Her creative writing has also appeared in a variety of journals: The Antigonish Review; The New Quarterly; The Dalhousie Review; The Globe and Mail; The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment, and Culture in Canada; and Saltscapes Magazine: Canada’s East Coast.
An enthusiastic book reviewer, Suzanne contributes regularly to The Antigonish Review, while publishing her reviews in other journals, including Essays on Canadian Writing. Her essays on art exhibitions and visual artists have appeared in The Craft Factor and NeWest Review.
Additionally, in her academic endeavours, she has published literary criticism in English Studies: A Journal of Literature and Language, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Christianity and Literature, Romanticism, and Lumen, among other periodicals.
“Sun Flowers.” Short-listed for The New Quarterly’s 2021 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest.
The Tides of Time: A Nova Scotia Book of Season. Finalist for the 2019 Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing.
“Delicious Heat.” Long-listed for The New Quarterly’s 2018 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest.
The Tides of Time: A Nova Scotia Book of Seasons. Recipient of the Inaugural Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction, 2018. 2nd place.