Susan F Roberts


I grew up on the Rocky Mountain Front of Montana in an environment that was as ecologically drastic as the culture I found myself in. Mountains meeting prairie, Native American culture meeting white European. My father was a dyed-in-the wool cowboy and my mother a sweet young thing who didn't have a clue about which end of a horse to get on. I was conceived in the Great Bear Wilderness area the summer my mother was eighteen. She always said I was a Native spirit looking for a home.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in small rural Montana towns located on the Rocky Mountain Front and the Hi-line(along the Canadian border). Montana's big sky landscape, its people and history have definitely influenced my writing. My book, "Silenced," is an anthology of short stories written around the Montana landscape.
When did you first start writing?
My first short story was written at twelve or thirteen years of age. I recall the concept of crafting a story with a beginning and end. Prior to that I wrote in journal form, writing thoughts and poetry.
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Where to find Susan F Roberts online


Madam Delacriox's Diary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,600. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Colette Delacriox dies leaving a diary that detective Henri Bernard takes home to read. Colette was his first love and he wants to know if she has written about him. Jeanne, his wife, finds the handwritten diary in her husband's den. She also begins to read it. The diary changes their relationship in ways neither of them could have imagined.
Life in Montana
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,330. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Essay » Sociology
Essays from the blog, Western Gal Speak, on contemporary life in Montana. This series of blogs was published on wordpress this year and include essays on a wake, bull riding, and everyday life in a small reservation town in western Montana.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,050. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Contemporary and historic fictional stories that take place in the Montana landscape. Silenced is the story of a Native woman who ends up in a white settlement and finds an artistic talent that saves her life and leads to love.
The Other Side of Dead
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,150. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
An eclectic array of short stories ranging from a ghost who helps solve her own murder, to a woman who finds the perfect relationship after losing a shoe down a man hole cover.
Simple Contentment
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,640. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
In 1910 the U.S. Government opened the Flathead Indian Reservation to white settlers. A flood of immigrants made their way to the Little Bitterroot Valley in western Montana. This is their story.
The West Old & New
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,350. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Contemporary essays on life in western Montana as well historical stories based on true events.Articles about museums, people and events past and contemporary.
Ida Hawkins, P.I. Eight Days
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,810. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Ida Hawkins has a good life and enjoys her profession as a private investigator in New York City. On a Monday in May a series of events and mishaps changes the direction of her life forever. Within days she finds herself in the wilds of Montana embroiled in a murder investigation. Just when she thinks everything is solved a secret is revealed that alters her life forever.

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