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Learn more about Susan and her self-published works through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.
Susan Brougher is a professional nurse. As a nurse and writer, she created written training manuals, speech presentations, and recommendations for Army Nurse Corps applicants. She lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, Jim, and their dog, Bridgette.
Sensitive and shy, with a rich inner world full of golden dreams, Susan spent her childhood relying on the grounding and guidance of her mother’s love. But when Susan was just twelve years old, her life was broken apart in a way that would change her forever. Her mother was diagnosed with cancer, and two years later, she left an empty seat at the table, and an empty place in her family that nothing else could fill. Without a center, the family began to change; Susan’s relationships with her siblings and her father unraveled and knitted back together in an unfamiliar shape. Bereft, disconsolate, and profoundly alone, Susan navigated adolescence as best she could without her mother’s wisdom and comfort…but the ache of that lost love remained with her. For many years, Susan searched for answers, but most of all, she wanted to hear someone say, “I know what you mean. I felt that way too when my mother died.” The years went by. She never heard those words. But now, the feelings and experiences she kept buried for so long have found a voice in this beautiful, transparent, and soul-searching book. This is not just the story of Susan and her mother…it is the lyrical elegy of the world’s loss, and the humanity’s heartbreak. This is Susan’s story, and it is your story.
Format: 6 x 9 Color Paperback, 84 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 05, 2014)
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Beautifully Illustrated Poems for Children and the Young at Heart
Do you remember how special the Christmas season was when you were a child—how exciting it was, how full of wonder? Author Susan Brougher paints vivid pictures from her childhood in rural upstate New York, where winter brought many heart-warming adventures. Follow Susan on her trek through deep drifts of snow to find the perfect Christmas tree in the woods, and watch with her as the clever family cat goes on a holiday spree. Thrill with Susan as the first snowflakes fall, and feel her anticipation as she waits for Santa Claus. And right along with Susan, you will share the wonder of Baby Jesus in the manger, seeing that miracle again through innocent eyes. These five beautifully illustrated children’s poems will bring back your cherished memories as you read them aloud to your children, creating memories of your own for many years to come.
Format: 7 x 10 Color Paperback, 33 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 02, 2015)
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Christian / Holidays & Celebrations
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