Susan Schoenberger, a native of Newburgh, N.Y., graduated with honors from
Dartmouth College in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in English literature.
Since college, Susan has been a writer, editor and copy editor at various newspapers,
Susan began writing fiction seriously after attending the Wesleyan Writers Conference in 2001. Her short stories have appeared in Inkwell and the Village Rambler and one was a finalist in the New Millennium Writings contest. Her most recent publication, the story Crossroads, can be found on the website www.bartlebysnopes.com.
Intercession, her first novel, received the gold medal in the 2006 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing competition. She attended the 2006 Words and Music festival in New Orleans as part of the award and an excerpt of her novel was published in the Double Dealer. For more information on the Faulkner contest, see wordsandmusic.org. Intercession was also one of seven finalists for the Peter Taylor Prize given by the Knoxville Writers Guild, and in early 2007, Susan received an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. In late 2007, Susan was fortunate enough to secure the representation of Jessica Regel of the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency in New York. Now called A Watershed Year, the novel was sold to Guideposts Books in November 2009 and edited by Lindsay Guzzardo.
Susan lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children. She is working on a second novel.