Susan de la Vergne

Biography

I wrote my first short story when I was eight, a tale of cowboys and rustlers in the old west, of horse stealing and shoot-outs by the corral. I made copies and gave them to our neighbors who (very kindly) read it. My career as a self-publishing writer had begun.

Then I went on to do what writers do--read, write, and major in English in college, which led me to a long career in… information technology. But that's another story. Today, I'm a writer and an editor. I especially like to write about the workplace because there's so little fiction about work, and yet so much happens at work besides work!

Although I hover over a keyboard a lot, I also teach ESL, meditation, and modern Buddhism. I live in Los Angeles, which is my home town. I've always been grateful to this city because it's a place where people dream big, and when you're surrounded by dreams, you're more likely to have some of your own.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember when I was really young reading Dr. Seuss, which was just fun. Then in early elementary years ... maybe second grade? ... I remember reading a biography of Clara Barton, the Civil War nurse, and I remember a delightful feeling of accomplishment when I finished the book, that I'd taken in a person's entire life between the covers of that book. It was my first taste of how powerful books are.
How do you approach cover design?
I ask Cal Sharp Caligraphics for help. He's always amazing.
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Where to find Susan de la Vergne online


Books

Speaking English with My Father
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,340. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When 27-year-old Eun Pahk moves from Seoul, South Korea to Los Angeles to work and live with her father, a workaholic executive, she’s hoping to get to know him after years of distance between them--before it’s too late. Eun navigates the corporate workplace on her own, making friends among co-workers, discovering romance, and struggling with the complications of being the boss’s daughter
Sell Yourself! Liberal Arts Skills Employers Want
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,980. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Education
Sell Yourself! is a step-by-step guide explaining how you can translate liberal arts skills and abilities into business language and how you can prepare a résumé that sells prospective managers on your liberal arts job-ready skills!

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