Who says you can’t begin a new career after middle age? Certainly not Susan K. Beatty. She is passionate about writing stories that show characters finding courage through faith and grit and as a result experiencing the Lord’s faithfulness. To show God’s steadfastness with his children, Susan uses the trials of breast cancer and other life difficulties in her character’s lives. Her daughter is a metastatic breast cancer “thriver” and has been an inspiration for her writing. Susan’s first novel, Faces of Courage, debuted May 2021, as part of the Faces of Courage series, including several novelettes. She is also the author of An Introduction to Home Education (AKA California Homeschool Manual). Susan is a professional writer/journalist and is active in the writer community. She is proof you can begin a fiction writing career at any age.
Susan is an award-winning author, winning first place for Faces of Courage and second place for Carmen’s Journey of Courage in the 2022 NEST awards.
Before starting her career as a fiction author, Susan K. Beatty was a veteran homeschool mom who co-founded Christian Home Educators Association (CHEA) of California with Karen Woodfin Middleton in 1982. Susan served on the CHEA Board of Directors and as CHEA’s general manager until 2017. She and her husband have graduated all of their children from homeschool as well.