Short Writer Bio

Susan Baller-Shepard writes along a wilderness track, amidst cornfields and big skies. Her essays, poetry, photography, and sermons have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post’s “On Faith section,” Spirituality & Health, Writer’s Digest, Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, Typishly, Patheos, Day One, the Tattooed Buddha, and other publications. Her book Doe, a poetry collection from Finishing Line Press, came out in April 2019. Garrison Keillor read one of those poems on The Writer’s Almanac in August 2019. Her poetry has been featured on WGLT-FM Poetry Radio. Having recently written an historical fiction novel about a Civil War era mother in Illinois whose husband leaves her to farm alone with two babies, Susan’s completing a new poetry collection Sung and a nonfiction book Divine Lunacy.

Susan Baller-Shepard writing, Photography by Michelle Tricca
Susan Baller-Shepard writing with her dog Chancla. Photgraph by Michelle Tricca.
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