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

The Hidden Dangers of Short-Form Contracts

Authors have plenty to watch for when evaluating a publishing deal, but one of the most common dangers is also one the author might not see: an abbreviated contract that omits important clauses and protections. Many authors look at the standard-length (12-30 page) publishing contract with a combination of excitement, fear,…

Shooting Your Blogging B-Roll

In film and television, “B roll” refers to the extra or illustrative footage used to supplement the main shots. For example, pictures of foliage, scenic sites, and people walking. B roll essentially means the “extra” shots that add color and perspective to the film. I also use the term for…

Gone Fishing…

The blog may look a little bare this week–I’m in County Galway, Ireland, teaching on a writing retreat with Ireland Writer Tours. You can find me Thursday over at the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Blog, where I’m sharing some tips for finding the perfect literary agent to represent you and your…

 
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