Susanne Barrett has homeschooled her four children since 1997 and joined the Brave Writer team in 2002. She earned her B.A. in Literature from Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) and her Master of Arts in English from the University of San Diego (USD) before teaching freshman composition, German, and ancient/medieval world literature at PLNU and other universities. Susanne has taught writing courses for late elementary through high school students at her home school independent study program for twenty years, from 1997-2016.
In addition to co-editing two scholarly books (a collection of essays by a former English professor at Harvard University and a trial version of The Book of Common Prayer for the Reformed Episcopal Church), Susanne has recently edited several books for publication. In addition, her poems and essays have been published in various venues including Victoria and Ruminate magazines. For the past few years, Susanne has been publishing stories and serialized novels online where her work has garnered a devoted readership, plus she has been a devoted blogger since 2006. She has also led a monthly writers’ workshop in her community since 2008.
At various times, Susanne has also contributed to Brave Writer’s Arrow, Boomerang, and Slingshot issues. Susanne is a well-loved, highly-gifted Senior Teacher, Staff Writer, and Curriculum Developer at Brave Writer.