Dance like no one's watching. Write like no one's reading...? Um... not exactly.

Written words don't mean much if they're never read, which makes writing and reading a package deal. Writers need readers. Readers need writers. I write what's meaningful to me—but with the hope that my words will also be meaningful to others.

Want to know more?

I'm Susan Quilty, an indie author who recently shifted from selling freelance articles to publishing my own fiction. My writing tends to focus on character-driven stories that showcase inner strength and perseverance.

My first novel, The Insistence of Memory, gently bends reality to let readers explore the truth of what we remember. What is real? What is blurred? What would we never want revealed?
Follow two strong women as they face unusual circumstances, including a machine that records memories and a dark secret they would rather leave in the past.

 The Insistence of Memory was released in 2017. You can learn more here or pick up a copy at Amazon (paperback and Kindle).

In my second novel, To the Left of Death, a woman teeters on the edge after witnessing a murder. A return to her teenage love of drawing may help her heal or lead her back into the dark mystery of that day.

She didn't bring the gun. She didn't pull the trigger. But she tried to stop the blood, and she held him as he died.
To the Left of Death was released in 2018. You can learn more here or pick up a copy at Amazon (paperback and Kindle).

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Publishing my own work is a labor of love and getting my writing into the hands of readers can be really challenging.

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