Susan Stoderl, Children's Book Indie Author

Mission 1: All in a Day's Work

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I have traveled a winding path in every aspect of my life, hence the title of my blog. You guessed it—The Winding Path! I have lived in many varied places and followed many paths. Winding, backtracking, then going forward again. I was born in Denver but raised in Southwestern Kansas. My educational background was in music, specifically opera. My education was rather circular. I began college at Wichita State University, returned to Denver for one semester, then returned to Wichita to finish my BME in Music Education. The San Francisco Bay  beckoned

me to go study there for nine months as an alternative to the flatlands of Wichita. Next, I lived in steamy Baltimore where I earned my MM in Vocal Performance at the Peabody Institute, then apprenticed in opera at Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, New York. I have worked as a singer, chorister, arranger, conductor, music director, and opera administrator. However, being the DIY person I am, I couldn’t resist composing three operas to my librettos and writing the words and music for four classical song cycles. The written word has always been in my blood.

I now live in Asheville, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. The mountains, nature, and fabulous arts scene called me. Now my focus is on writing novels, blogging, and self-publishing. Besides my blog, I’m working on my children’s and adult book series. Two children’s novels for ages eight to ten are being published this year in my Sophia of the Bright Red Sneakers Series. Read more about the series here. In the future, I will publish the first of my YA time travel novels in The Storyteller Series. Meanwhile, I’ll post a few thoughts and ideas from time to time. I hope you’ll join me.

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