Author Archives: Susan Donovan Bernhard

About Susan Donovan Bernhard

Susan Donovan Bernhard is a 2014 Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship recipient. She recently completed the Grub Street Novel Incubator and is hard at work revising her first novel. She lives with her husband and two children near Boston.

That Name Rings a Bell

Like a lot of writers, I have a little notebook where I jot down stuff that pops into my head. Sometimes it’s an idea or phrase. Sometimes it’s nothing more than a single word. For instance, the last note I…

Tunnel Syndrome

I’ve struggled recently with two different sorts of tunnel syndrome. The first type is affecting the nerves in my elbows and hands. My husband, not a doctor, says it’s carpal tunnel syndrome. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, stiffness and a sensation…

No Cred

Here’s my book jacket bio: Susan Donovan Bernhard does not have an MFA. In the 1900s, she had two articles in Southern Bride—one on picking jewelry to match a white dress and another on theme weddings. She has had two…