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With a BS in Accountancy from Arizona State University, Susan Wingate is now a novelist, poet and playwright. Before her writing career, Wingate spent twenty years as a bookkeeper and accountant. Wingate brings a rare diverse background to her creative writing. Presently, she lives in Washington State and writes full time. Wingate has written three novels. Her short story, The Lion of Judah received 1st Place honor in the August 2008 Fantasy Gazetteer Short Story Contest. One of her most recent accomplishments comes on the heels of completing her third novel, The Last Maharajan. An excerpt from this novel can be found in literary journal the Superstition Review, an Arizona State University press publication. She is a contributing writer for Suite101.com as well as Seattle's publication of The Builder's Journal, a national magazine. Since the 2007 publication of her mystery novel, Of the Law, Wingate has kept busy teaching classes at writing workshops. Her poems consistently receive awards and her short stories and articles can be found in many magazines, journals and reviews. Wingate publishes an online newsletter called, "Sincerely, Susan" which has a readership of close to one thousand subscribers. She is also a co-founder of the San Juan Island Creative Women's Group. Currently, she's happy organizing reading events for the San Juan Library in Friday Harbor. These events spotlight local and regional writers and provide a venue where others can hear their work. For hobbies Wingate reads and paints.
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