Susan Pogorzelski grew up among family picnics and neighborhood games of flashlight tag in suburban Pennsylvania. She frequently spent her summer days chasing after her siblings or exploring the nearby woods while making up wild stories with friends.
Her adult career has spanned freelance writing and editing, marketing and communications, and foreign exchange, but her passion for fiction has lasted a lifetime. She’s currently at work on her first full-length novel.
A coming-of-age story of a girl struggling to navigate the crossroads of her youth during the summer of 1979, 12-year-old Annie is desperate to find a sense of meaning in an ever-changing world. As the summer days pass, Annie turns to an unlikely confidant: a reclusive young veteran at war with his own past.