Susanna Freymark works as a newspaper editor and journalist.
Previously, she was a primary school teacher at Amata Aboriginal School in Central Australia and years later owned a children’s bookshop in London.
She holds a Master of Arts in creative writing from UTS and her short stories have been published in the UTS Anthology and other publications.
For ten years, she lived with her children in the Byron Bay hinterland where the lush landscape and twists and turns of life inspired her first book, Losing February.
She recently finished editing her second novel, Drowning On the Way Home, set in Central Australia.
She lives in Byron Shire, NSW.
The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life—and one is as good as the other.
I’m sure I was dreaming of adventures and far-off lands long before my Dad built a 40-foot steel yacht in the backyard.
Yet the years I spent gazing across the dusty rooftops of a Whyalla suburb fuelled my love of writing.
Today, I feed that creativity by gazing out to the ocean or across the bow of a Sydney ferry.
Or from the window of my study while white cockatoos perch on telephone wires and squawk their own loud words.