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 is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Wet socks is tied with apostrophe abuse.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. It takes a huge amount of effort for me to remember to light a single candle rather than curse the darkness.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Shrimp cocktail with a fried chicken chaser. What am I saying? Homemade noodle soup.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

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

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