Susan Flanagan

A photo of a white woman with long straight blonde hair, and glasses. The photo is of her torso and head. She is sitting sideways with her face turned towards the camera. She is wearing black sweater. 
 Credit: Marie Snippa
 
Susan Flanagan has worked as a freelance journalist (BJ, King’s College, NS, 1991) in St. John’s, NL for more than 30 years. Her written works have appeared in Canadian Geographic, National Geographic (maps), Newfoundland Quarterly, The Hockey NewsDoctors’ Review, Atlantic Progress, Atlantic Business, Saltscapes, among others. Susan contributed a bi-weekly column (“48Degrees”) to the Newfoundland Herald from2002 until 2004 and then a weekly column (“The Kids are Alright”) to the Telegram from 2011-2015. She has also been a contributor on CBC Radio and has worked for both NTV and CBC TV in Halifax and St. John’s as reporter, producer, and researcher. She lives in St. John’s and is married with five children.
 
The Degrees of Barley Lick is her first YA novel.
 
Susan’s comedic novel, Supermarket Baby, won the 2019 Percy Janes First Novel
Award.