Born and raised in Portland Oregon, Susie first played among the moss and pines, then the majestic Rocky Mountains, the rolling hills of the Ohio Appalachians and now the lovely vineyards of the Willamette Valley. She enjoys writing, growing plants and making art. She has had poetry and photography published in a variety of journals, on line and in print, and her first full length poetry collection, Approximate Tuesday, was published in 2013. She is a founding editor of The Blue Hour Literary Magazine and Press. More of her work can be found at susansweetlandgaray.wordpress.com.