Hi! I am Susan Rocan, a proud Canadian, the mother of two young adults, with a young grandson who has stolen my heart. I am also the published author of two teen novels – Withershins and Spirit Quest. When I am not writing, I work with special needs students and visit schools to talk about writing – and I love to make homemade cards.

The teens and young adults who have read my books have fired some very interesting questions at me that I will try to answer here in this blog. Please check them out and if you can think of any other information you would like to know about writing, the publishing process or my historical research, leave your questions in the ‘Comments’ box and I will be happy to reply with the best of my knowledge.

I have tried to inject my love of History into my stories. I think this passion had a lot to do with the research my father did when he was creating our family tree. It inspired me. The two novels mentioned above were set in 1846 and described some of the real-life personalities who were important to creating the city of Winnipeg along with other aspects of Manitoba’s past. I hope I can inspire you, too.

If you wish to contact me, the link to my email address can be found under Cindy’s comment below:


28 comments on “About

  1. Hello Susan, My name is Wade. Thank you for following me. I am just barely getting into writing, and joined a coffee house writer’s group in my local area. It means a lot that my first follower is an actual published writer. 🙂

    Thank you!

    • Wade, I wish you every success with your writing career. Having a writer’s group is a great way to improve your skills and get the encouragement you need to keep plugging along, even when life gets in the way to prevent you from getting to that keyboard! Good luck!

  2. Hi Susan, thanks for commenting on some of my recent posts. I really like the look of your books and was wondering: shall we do a “swap”? I’m happy to send you a copy of Watchers. If you send me a copy of Withershins, I can then review it on my blog and on amazon and we can also link up on FB if you like? If you agree, all we need do is exchange addresses via email. Wishing you the very best, Essi.

  3. Hi! This is Cindy from the campaign. Nice to meet you. I wanted to incite you to be a part of a fun blog hop at the end of March. What do you think? I couldn’t find a way to email you.

  4. Hi. I’m trying to access what you posted on Rachael Harrie’s site and it says I don’t have access to what you posted and you need to invite me. I’m confused. 🙂

    • Hi, Jenny! I figured it out. I was so anxious to get my story out there that I actually forgot to ‘publish’ it on my blog, so the link was to my draft, not the actual story. That’s why you couldn’ access it. I have since contacted Rachel to remove the first linky and I have added the correct one to her page, if you still want to read my story. Sorry about my stupidity! 🙂

  5. Nice to find you. We have a lot in common, in that I teach creative writing classes (one of my jobs) and I tutored special needs students at a high school for ten years. I now live in California, write romantic suspense (as well other genres) and love sharing my writing in my blog. Cheers!

  6. Hi Susan, so nice to meet another fellow Canadian! I’m currently living in Alberta, and delighted to visit your blog and have some fun exploring all your works. Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog regarding Jenny’s contest, also. ~ Julie 🙂

    • I enjoy meeting other Canadian writers, too! I love the scenery in Alberta, which is so different from the flat prairies. We travel there fairly often to visit friends and family in Calgary, my best friend who now lives in Edmonton and we even attended a wedding in Carstairs last summer.

      Thank-you for dropping by – and you deserved to win Jenny’s contest! 🙂

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  8. Wow, a lot of that first paragraph could be about me – I also just love making home made cards and some of the most rewarding experiences of my life have been working with people (adults and children) with special needs. I look forward to checking out your blog in more detail later. Glad to have found you:-)

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