Susan Gilbert-Collins

Born and raised in South Dakota, Susan Gilbert-Collins studied English at Oberlin College and holds an M.A. in English as a Second Language from the University of Minnesota. While she enjoyed teaching international students and adult immigrants, she now freelances as a technical writer in order to have more time to focus on her first love, fiction. She lives with her husband and young son in Rochester, New York.

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do the next thing.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Probably my sense of humor. That, and I won't back down when it's important.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Continuing to write in the face of rejection slips.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. I always return to Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Don't make me count to three, young man!"

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