Susan K. Field & Forsythia Press
I'm an author in the Pacific Northwest with a penchant for wandering woodland trails. I write stories that celebrate resilient women.
Eleanor's Song, a historical novel, launched this month. My recent fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry have been published in literary journals, anthologies, and online sites.
I live with my husband and cherish the time I share with my children and family.
Before I Started Writing Fiction Full-time
For over fifteen years I worked in organizational communications: writing, editing, and serving as media spokesperson for local government, a small business, and community nonprofits.
During that period, I also had the opportunity to champion the voices of those who could not fully advocate for themselves: homeless and abused animals, children with significant special needs, and victims of domestic violence. Based on these experiences, I felt called to write Eleanor's Song.
My feature articles and essays from this advocacy work appeared in commercial magazines, trade journals, blogs, and newspapers.
I have recently had the privilege of editing works of nonfiction, poetry, and children's literature. In addition, during my fifteen years' experience in organizational communications, I edited numerous external and internal publications, executives' speeches, articles, and policies.
Currently, I'm not accepting any new editing projects.
"Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments and edits to my essay. I really appreciate you taking the time to look it over. Your comments were very helpful to me. I've incorporated your edits into the piece." 8/2022.
Lowell Greathouse, author of
"Acknowledgment to Susan Field of FieldWrites for her crisp and clear editing. Her editorial skills proved to be invaluable as she provided outstanding guidance." 2022
Greg Gassner, author of A Gentle Rage, poetry