Susan Fox

Writer

International bestselling author Susan Fox, who also writes as Savanna Fox and Susan Lyons, writes “emotionally compelling, sexy contemporary romance” (Publishers Weekly). She is currently published by Kensington (the Caribou Crossing Romances) and Berkley/Penguin (the Dirty Girls Book Club series), and has ventured into self-publishing. She is also one of the contributors to Northern Heat: Best Canadian Erotic Romance Stories (Quarry Press). Her books have won numerous awards and have been published in six languages as well as in audiobook format. Susan is a Pacific Northwester with homes in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia. She has degrees in law and psychology, and has had a variety of careers, including perennial student, computer consultant, and legal editor. Fiction writer is by far her favorite, giving her an outlet to demonstrate her belief in the power of love, friendship, and a sense of humor.

SiWC Workshops

Friday 3:30pm

Everyone has an opinion on critique groups/partners, ranging from “they’re essential” to “stay away.” In this workshop Susan Lyons discusses the pros and cons for writers at various stages of their careers. Learn how to set up a successful critique group or relationship, and what to do if it’s not working. Learn how to critique and to be critiqued. The handout includes a critiquing checklist.

Sunday 11:00am

During our careers, many of us will write commercial fiction of different lengths. Switching lengths is an adventure and a learning experience, and can be highly rewarding. In this workshop, Susan Fox discusses the challenges and benefits of writing short stories, novellas, and novels. She provides tips for writing effectively at each length. She also gives you guidelines to assist in deciding which length to write at this particular time in your career, and in your life.

Saturday 10:30am

Relationships are at the heart of human existence, from the wildest romantic entanglements to the most casual interactions with the regular cashier at your local grocery store. No matter what sort of fiction you’re writing, chances are relationships of one sort or another are a factor, one its essential to get right. Our panel makes its living writing well about human connections and is here to share their insight into making your fictional relationships ring true.