two dogs and a writerSusan Petrone’s short fiction has been published by Glimmer Train, illness Featherproof Books, viagra buy Muse, recipe Conclave, and Whiskey Island. She is the author of the novels Throw Like a Woman (2015, The Story Plant) and A Body at Rest (2009, Drinian Press), which won a bronze medal for regional fiction from the Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY). Her short story, “Monster Jones Wants to Creep You Out” (Conclave, 2010) was nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize. On the non-fiction side, Susan’s work has appeared on CoolCleveland.com and ESPN.com, and she co-owns the Cleveland Indians blog, ItsPronouncedLajaway.com, for ESPN.com’s SweetSpot network.She holds a master’s degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University and lives with one husband, one daughter, and far too many dogs in a little house near some medium-sized woods.

Contact Susan for book groups or other appearances (including Skype talks): info@susanpetrone.com.

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  1. (excerpt) I told him I would add swimming in the Mediterranean Sea to my List of Things to Do in This Lifetime. As I was getting out of the pool, he raised his right hand and said, “Okay, I confess, I was flirting with you.” (end excerpt)

    Ok, I confess, I was flirting too, but it was great meeting you at Mary Doria Russell’s “Doc” reading in Cleveland!


  2. Holy cow, Susan!
    (Further confession — I bought your book used from some seller on Amazon — and it turns out to have been inscribed by you!!!!!!!! “Barry, Thanks for reading. Books are good food! Susan — you also underlined your name and scribbled an “S” after it.)

    That said, I bought the book on a whim and early this afternoon I when I wrote the “I’m on page 69” comment was sure I was reading a fast read/chick lit book that I’d stuff on a shelf and forget. WRONGO! I love the book, went nuts at the end, and will be recommending it to my reading friends as soon as the sun rises (or I wake up, considering it’s 1:30 am.)

    Glad I sat next to you — have you published anything else? I promise I’ll buy new hard-cover. Might even drive to Cleveland to get it signed…

    Keep writing,


    1. Bob, you just made my night. Thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad you enjoyed A Body at Rest. I’ve published several short stories–links are on the “Clips & Credits” page. And I’m currently querying agents and larger small presses with my next novel. I’m very glad I sat next to you at dinner too.

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