Susan Spann

About me

Susan Spann lives in Northern California with her husband, teenage son and three cats (one of which is large enough that it really counts as two). She is a member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Association and is represented by literary agent Sandra Bond of the Bond Literary Agency.

When not running amok or too far in the weeds, Susan writes the SHINOBI mysteries, featuring master ninja Hiro Hattori and his Portuguese Jesuit sidekick, Father Mateo. The first novel, in which Hiro has just three days to find a samurai’s killer and save the life of the beautiful geisha accused of the crime, is scheduled for publication in Spring 2013 by St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books.

Susan also likes archery, gardening and reading, but does not much like writing biographical statements. You can find her on Twitter: @SusanSpann, where she founded the #PubLaw hashtag.

From my website

What Good is a Writing Retreat? And What Should You Look For?

I blog a lot about conferences, and the benefits a good conference provides to writers. Writing retreats are like mini-conferences, and offer their own set of benefits.   Retreats are smaller than conferences (writers can even do them alone) and have more variation in their setting, and the amenities they offer.…

Different Genres…Different Names?

Today, #PubLaw answers a question: What are the business and legal concerns authors face when using different pseudonyms (or a pseudonym) for writing in different genres? We’ve already looked at the legal issues involved in using a pseudonym (What’s in a [Pen] Name) so today we’ll focus on use of different names (real or…

Getting the Most From YOUR Conference Season

Today’s #PubLaw looks forward to the summer conference season (which will be upon us before we know it!) with some advice for getting the most from your conference experience. Today, we’re looking at ways unpublished authors can “get in the game” – and tomorrow’s #PubLaw post at the Rocky Mountain Fiction…

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