Susan R. Matthews
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Susan R. Matthews

Susan was born into a military family. Her mother moved her entire family all over the world as her father's assignments took them from coast to coast in the United States, to Germany, and to India; she spent half of the first fourteen years of her life with no access to radio or television in the English language. As a result the family, thrown on its own resources, read ravenously and passed books around from sib to sib as they came in. Her first exposure to science fiction came with her oldest brother's subscription to science fiction book clubs, which brought "I, Robot," "The Voyage of the Space Beagle," and "The World of Null-A" into the house years before "Stranger in a Strange Land" or even "Fahrenheit 451."

In a resource-constrained environment the obvious response to a desire to read a particular story was to write it oneself, because there was no other way to get to read it. That's where she started, and where she still is, writing stories that she wants to read so that she'll get to read them when she's done. (This might give rise to speculation given the subject matter of the Jurisdiction series, but her mother said that "a writer can write about anything she pleases, because a writer's world is the world of the mind." If that helps any.) The fact that other people enjoy reading them too remains a slightly confusing wonderment, but she's very grateful that people do.

Susan and her wife Maggie were recently legally married in the state of Washington after thirty-three years of living in sin. She has two dogs, three brothers, two sisters, manyseveral nieces and nephews; a "general" ham radio license; and lives in Seattle.

Scott versus Amundsen: Amundsen
Peary versus Cook: Cook
Seahawks versus the world: Seahawks
More versus RIII: RIII
Paper versus plastic: whatever's handy will do fine

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