SUSAN K. MARLOW
Homeschool mom by day. Novel writer by night.
I started writing stories when I was ten years old. I liked writing stories for myself and for my younger sister Julie. Later on when I grew up, I homeschooled teenagers and cared for toddlers all day and escaped into the Old West at night by writing story after story. I never intended to become a published author. Once I began sharing my stories outside my family, though, enough people encouraged me to submit to publishers. They wouldn’t let me give up! With the publication in 2005 of the first book in the Circle C Adventures, Andrea Carter and the Long Ride Home, I discovered that it really is more fun to share my stories with others than to keep them to myself.
Besides the Adventures series, I have written the Circle C Beginnings (a six-year-old Andi Carter), the Stepping Stones (Andi is nine), the Circle C Milestones (a teen Andi Carter), and the Goldtown Adventures, gold-rush novels for boys.
I have a degree in elementary education and I love to teach. I taught in Christian school before I began homeschooling. After twenty+ years, I have finished that season of my life but find myself “back in the saddle” as I help other homeschooling families, including my grandchildren.
My hubby, Roger, and I live on fourteen acres of ponderosa pine at 3,000 feet in north-central Washington state.
Stories I Wrote as a Kid and Teen
Here are some of the stories I wrote as a child and youth. You can click on the links to read them.
Castaway Island – A boy and his two sisters find an abandoned lifeboat, climb aboard, and go out with the tide.They end up on a deserted island and have adventures before being rescued.
A Martian Story – A short story about a little Martian girl (on Mars) who is not quite like other children her age. What could be the reason?
Marra’s Promise (coming soon) – A girl and her sister are captured by outer space slave traders and taken far away to another planet. Marra must figure out how to keep her promise to bring her little sister safely home to earth again.
The Stars Know the Way (coming much later) – Five children accidentally end up on a prototype spaceship headed for a planet circling the star Sirius, eight light years from home. They are stranded on the planet until rescued.
Not Quite Left Behind (coming sometime) – Life during the Tribulation from the eyes of a twelve-year-old girl who was left behind. I wrote this story thirty years before the famous Left Behind Kids series. I guess I should have done something about this story much sooner.
I have also written Star Trek fan fiction. Two stories are on the Star Trek fan fiction site.