Bio

Susan is a native of Dublin, Ireland, who writes poetry and short stories. Her debut novel – a crime fiction thriller set in New York City – is currently searching for a home.

AWARDS:

2nd Prize: Stacatto Flash Fiction Competition (2016)

• Long Listed: RTÉ Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition (2015)
Highly Commended: Cross Pens/Writing.ie ‘Make Your Mark’ Competition (2015)

•  4th Prize: Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Awards (2014)
  Long Listed: RTÉ Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition (2014)

  Long Listed: RTÉ Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition (2013)
• 3rd Prize: SCC City of Dublin VEC ‘Open’ Short Story Competition (2013)
• Short Listed: Carousel Writing Competition (2013)

•  1st Prize: Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Awards (2012)
  Long Listed: RTÉ Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition (2012)
•  1st Prize: SDCC European Week Against Racism Poetry Competition (2012)

•  Highly Commended: Ireland’s Own Prose Competition (2011)
•  Highly Commended: http://www.fivestopstory.com Short Story Competition (2011)
•  Commended: SDCC European Week Against Racism Poetry Competition (2011)

  1st Prize: Bealtaine Short Story SDCC Competition (2010)
  1st Prize: CWC SCC City of Dublin VEC Short Story Competition (2010)
  3rd Prize: CWC SCC City of Dublin VEC Poetry Competition (2010)

PUBLICATIONS:

SHORT STORIES:

•  Paradise Pink (Circle & Square Anthology, 2015)
• 
Photograph of a Stranger (My Weekly, July 2014)
  Interned (Original Writing from Ireland’s Own, Anthology, 2012)
•  Cinderella’s Smile (Senior Times, April/May 2011)
  The Celtic Cat (South of the County: New Myths and Tales, 2010)
•  The Tan-Tastic Four! (InTallaght magazine 2011, 2012)
•  Escape (FiveStopStory, January 2012)

FLASH FICTION:

•  Would He Dare? (Flash Fiction Press, July 2016)
•  Don’t Look Back 
(Friday Flash Fiction, March 2016)
•  Remember Me (Spelk, January 2016)
•  Snared (Brilliant Flash Fiction, July 2015)
•  Alone Again
(Flash Flood Journal, June 2014)
•  Killer Smile (Flash Fiction Magazine, June 2014 and InTallaght, June 2012)
•  100 : Words (100 : Words, July 2011)

POETRY:

•  Lavender Scented Memories (Live Encounters, July 2016)
• 
Homeless (Live Encounters, July 2016)
•  
Sacrificial Lamb (Live Encounters, May 2016)
•  A Better World (Live Encounters, May 2016)
•  Kindred Spirit (The Echo, October 2011)

PODCASTS:

  The Secret Librarian (StoryMap.ie, 2014)
  Cinderella’s Smile (Podcasts.ie, 2013)

Susan Condon © Joe McCartney

Creative Writing Classes & Workshops:

  • Certificate in Creative Writing for Publication – NUI Maynooth – 2014/2015
  • Crime Writers Workshop – Carousel Writers Centre – Louise Phillips, 2013
  • Finishing Your Novel – Irish Writers Centre – Conor Kostick, 2012
  • Getting Published Workshop – Tallaght Library – Vanessa O’Loughlin, 2012
  • Crime Fiction Writing – Irish Writers Centre – Arlene Hunt, 2012
  • Inkwell Crime Pays Crime Writing Workshop – Niamh O’Connor, Arlene Hunt, 2011
  • Creative Writing Classes – Tallaght Library – Tanya Farrelly, 2010/2011
  • Creative Writing Classes – Crumlin College – Valerie Sirr, 2009/2010
  • Creative Writing Classes – Old Bawn Community School – Eileen Casey, 2008/2009

Memberships include:

  • The Irish Writers’ Centre
  • Platform One Writers’ Group, Rua Red
  • Irish Crime Writers’ Group
  • Clondalkin Toastmasters

Miscellaneous:

  • Crime Scene Interviewer and Reviewer on www.writing.ie
  • Chair: Red Line Book Festival 2012: Three Voices/Three Forms: Louise Phillips, Eileen Casey, Colm Keegan
  • Chair: Red Line Book Festival 2013: Lady Killers: Alex Barclay, Arlene Hunt, Louise Phillips, Joanne Richardson

 

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  1. Hi Susan, thanks for following my book reviews at prelovedbooksblog.com. Delighted to hear you’re writing a crime novel and will watch this space with interest!

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  2. Thanks for the comment at Margot’s profile of my books at her Introducing … feature. We writers, me anyway, just love comments and reviews, especially the good ones 🙂
    Congratulations on all the awards. When will your debut novel appear?

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  3. ps I see we are both friends with Margot Kinberg. Lovely lady and so interesting and talented too.

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  4. Wow Susan I am so impressed with all your awards and I hope your debut novel does really well. Fab meeting you and thanks for popping in to my blog too. Much appreciated. Jane 🙂

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