Susan DeFreitas

An award-winning author, editor, and book coach who specializes in helping authors craft fiction with social impact.

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An American with roots in the Caribbean and the upper Midwest, Susan DeFreitas is the author of the novel Hot Season, which won a Gold IPPY Award, the editor of Dispatches from Anarres: Tales in Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin, and the creator of Workshops Against Empire—the alternative MFA program for writers who want to change the world. Her work has been featured in the Writer’s Chronicle, LitHub, the Huffington Post, Story, Daily Science Fiction, 34th Parallel, and elsewhere. An independent editor and book coach, she divides her time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Portland, Oregon.

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21 October 2023, 08:00 PM
Susan DeFreitas


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