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

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…