Minnesota Author Susan Egner followed her father’s footsteps into the life of a newspaper reporter before turning her pen to fiction. Her father, Lou Egner, was the well-known photojournalist for the Florida Times-Union and the former Jacksonville Journal. Now married and living in Burnsville, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, the mother of two and grandmother of four, fondly recalls, “Daddy gave cameras to my two sisters and me when we were still in elementary school saying, ‘Wherever you go, always remember to take your camera.’ He felt a story could unfold anywhere and he wanted us prepared. That training resulted in my writing about female photographers.”
Encouraged by friends after hearing the stories she made up for her own children, Egner wrote and published her own children’s book series, Has Anyone Seen Woodfin? She has made multiple guest appearances with costumed characters in seven states and Shanghai, China; appearing in bookstores, elementary schools, children’s hospitals and the Mall of America. Her work was featured as one of ten programming initiatives at a gala event held in Chicago’s Field Museum by PBS affiliate, WYCC.
Egner’s previous writing experience also includes writing and editing for the Dakota County Tribune, a weekly newspaper. In addition, she was a freelance writer for the Dayton Hudson Corporation Santa Bear series.
Egner made the transition to e-Book publishing in 2012 with her five-star rated novel, Scotoma. A gifted storyteller, Egner’s characters face challenges and often undergo personal transformation as they confront issues in contemporary society. Her stories are about ordinary people who find themselves in adverse circumstances that could face any of us. The choices each makes—and the resulting consequences—weave a tapestry of mystery, intrigue, and romance that will keep the reader wholly absorbed until the last page.
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by Susan Egner
Price: $3.99 USD. 64900 words.
Published by Mike Seale on March 31, 2013. Fiction.
In this sequel to "Murano Light," Bates Dodge, now a world-renowned author, is being interviewed by reporter Libby Ross for a feature article. Best friend, Ella Nogosek, also visits and is attracted to Bates' business partner, John Benson, whose tales of Monarch butterfly migrations to El Rosario persuade both women to join the adventure and, along the way, gain new insights about themselves.
Beneath the Sleeping Giant
by Susan Egner
Price: $3.99 USD. 77360 words.
Published by Mike Seale on January 22, 2013. Fiction.
This is a story of what happens when the fabric of mutual trust and respect of two cultures, each rich in history and traditions dating back to pre-Colonial times is ripped apart by jealousy, greed and murder. Ours is a story of people living side-by-side today in an aristocratic but inclusive society that respectfully acknowledges the area’s first inhabitants, the Coosa tribe of Creek Indians.
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