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

Off to Japan . . . Almost!

Later this week – Wednesday before dawn, to be exact – I’m heading off to Japan! While there, I’ll be teaching two workshops at the Japan Writers Conference (October 29-30, at Tokushima University – the conference is free and open to the public: details here!). After the conference, I’ll be spending two…

The Noh Stage at Itsukushima Jinja, Japan

Nō (sometimes Romanized as “Noh”)  is one of Japan’s oldest theatrical forms, and the oldest form of traditional theater still being regularly practiced today.   Nō plays involve masked lead and supporting actors, a chorus, and accompaniment by flutes and drums; the stories are based on Japanese legends and histories (popular subjects for…

Keeping Track of Deductible Expenses

Today, the ongoing Wednesday series on managing the legal side of your writing career takes a look at an important tax issues many authors struggle with: keeping track of deductions. First, a disclaimer: this post is not, and should not be construed as, legal or tax advice. Consult an accountant…

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