Susan Flanagan has worked as a bilingual (French/English) tour guide/interpreter in her home province of Newfoundland and Labrador for over 35 years. She is an avid runner and hiker and loves showing off Newfoundland's rugged landscape. She is also a communications specialist and owns 48 Degrees Inc., a company specializing in corporate communications and emergency preparedness training.
Susan has published two novels: Supermarket Baby, winner 2019 Percy Janes First Novel Award (Flanker Press) and a YA novel, The Degrees of Barley Lick (Running the Goat Books & Broadsides), winner Second Novel Indie Award. She is currently entertaining options for her third novel, Unplugged.
As a freelance journalist (BJ, King's College, NS, 1991) and technical writer, Susan's non-fiction works have appeared in Canadian Geographic, Canadian Running, National Geographic (maps), Newfoundland Quarterly, Queen's Quarterly, The Hockey News, Doctors 'Review, Atlantic Progress, Atlantic Business, Saltscapes and Nelson Literac's high school textbook, Homegrown. Susan has also worked as a columnist for The Newfoundland Herald (48 Degrees, 2002-04) and The Telegram (The Kids are Alright, 2011-15), and as reporter, producer, and researcher for CBC Radio and both NTV and CBC TV in Halifax and St. John's.