The prairie dust is in my blood but no longer on my shoes
Sue Barr, a transplanted prairie girl, began writing in 2009 after coming home from work one day and telling her husband, “I think I’ll write a book”. She then plopped herself down in front of a computer and stared at the blank document.
Finally, the first words she ever wrote appeared.
The blinking cursor taunted her…
Undaunted, she took writing courses through the University of Western Ontario’s continuing studies and joined writing groups to hone her skills. Her determination paid off and in 2010, she sold her first manuscript. However, the landscape of publishing continued to morph and change and in 2014 Sue asked for and regained the rights to four books she had written under a pen name in order to venture forth into the world of self-publishing. Early retirement in 2015 allowed her to pursue this dream full-time.
When not writing, Sue can be found in her kitchen as she is a firm believer in knowing what is in your food and to that end, cans and preserves almost everything she and her husband consumes. The rest of her free time is spent with family. Sue and her husband of forty plus years have two sons who live in and around London. Both are married and have blessed the family by adding six grandchildren into the mix.
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