Author Archives: Susan Bernhard

About Susan Bernhard

Susan Bernhard is a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship recipient, a graduate of the GrubStreet Novel Incubator program, and a 2019 Tennessee Williams Scholar to the Sewanee Writers Conference. Her fiction has appeared in Little Bird Stories and Solstice Lit Mag. Her debut novel WINTER LOON is an Amazon Bestseller and won the Boston Authors Club Julia Ward Howe Award for Fiction. Susan was born and raised in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana, is a graduate of the University of Maryland, and lives and writes in Massachusetts. More information at

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…