Susan Conner earned degrees in Russian Literature but left academia for a career in high-tech and finance. A lifelong diarist and portraitist, she is now focusing on creative writing for young adults and adults, and is especially interested in experimental forms that combine graphic art and narrative. She currently splits her time between the central Arizona desert and a remote Montana ranch. Her artwork can be found at https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/2-susan-conner and at http://susanconner.blogspot.com/