Author Archives: Susan Bernhard

About Susan Bernhard

Susan Bernhard is a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship recipient, a GrubStreet Novel Incubator alum, and a bookseller at Belmont Books in Belmont, MA. Her debut novel, WINTER LOON (Little A) captures the resilience of a boy determined to become a worthy man by confronting family demons, clawing his way out of the darkness, and forging a life from the shambles of a broken past. She lives with her husband and two children near Boston. More information at www.susanbernhard.com

Three Part Harmony

The dreams authors secretly dream about the journey to publication can be outsized, even grandiose. In our imaginations, top agents clamor to be The One. We dream of the auction, of the money raining down, the praise and starred reviews,…

Making Amends for Getting it Wrong

I’m going to be honest: I’m a little afraid right now. As I approach this third rail, know that I do so from a position of humility. This is one ignoramus’s developing story of how I’m learning not to be…

To A Troubled Writer on Thanksgiving

I’m going to keep this short so you can get back to your turkey, your pumpkin pie, your pinot noir, your attempts to ignore your racist uncle, back to the bathroom where you hide to regain your composure and your…