A Varuna Fellowship in 2008 helped Susan to hit her stride with her tenth book, The Truth About Verity Sparks. It was published by Walker Books in 2011 and was an Honour Book in the 2012 CBCA awards. In 2011 she stayed at Varuna again, with a Publisher Fellowship for her first adult novel. It’s still looking for a home, but another children’s book, Verity Sparks Lost and Found, will be published by Walker Books in May 2013.
Susan lives with her husband, son and Gus the miniature schnauzer in the Victorian goldfields town of Castlemaine.