Young adult fiction Purchase on

Pawprints in the Snow

Poems, colorful wildlife photos and animal fun-facts for ages 3 to 9

Show Me a Sign

Young Adult suspense/romance

Falling in Love with You

Short story "The Perfect Crime"

The Spirit of Christmas

Short story "Christmas Rainbow"


Short story "The Cotton Candy Man"


Please click on photos for details. Programs are 1 hour each, which includes a narrated Powerpoint presentation, snacks, recipe packets and several small prizes.

Florida Keys

Taste the World Program


Taste the World Program

Midwest USA

Taste the World Program

Italy - mainland

Taste the World Program

Greek Islands

Taste the World Program

Smoky Mountains

Taste the World Program

Chocolate USA

Taste the World Program

Savor the '60s

Modern Slavery


The Art of Imagery

Writing Seminar

Nail that Pitch

How to Talk to Agents & Editors


  • Friday, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m.

    Presentation to ACFW-Chicago

    Schaumburg Library, Schaumburg, IL

  • Thursday, Apr. 4, 6:00 p.m.

    Presentation: "A Taste of the Smoky Mountains"

    Lake Geneva Library - Lake Geneva, WI

  • Saturday, Apr. 13, 11 a.m.

    Workshop: "Nail that Pitch: How to Talk to Agents & Editors"

    Schaumburg Library, Schaumburg, IL

  • Thursday, May 9

    Featured guest on blog, "A Writer's Garden-Through the Garden Gates"

  • Saturday, Jun. 1 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Literati: Italian-American Author Festival

    Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

  • Friday, Jun. 21

    Attending Write to Publish Conference

    Wheaton, IL

  • Wednesday, Jul. 17, 3-4:30 p.m.

    Tween Writing Workshop

    Elk Grove Village Library, Elk Grove, IL

  • Wednesday, Jul. 17, 7-8 p.m.

    Writing Workshop: The Art of Imagery

    Elk Grove Village Library, Elk Grove, IL

  • Friday, Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m.

    ACFW Workshop: Successful Query Letters

    Schaumburg Library, Schaumburg, IL

  • Monday, Aug. 19, 1 p.m.

    Presentation: "A Taste of Sicily"

    Helen Plum Library, Lombard, IL

  • Thursday, Aug. 29

    Release date for Shards of Light, Healer: Book 2


Susan Miura

Author & Speaker

Susan is an author, speaker, public relations professional and book reviewer. She grew up in a Chicago suburb and graduated from NIU with a degree in journalism, then became a newspaper reporter before moving to New Mexico. Living in Albuquerque, she landed a job with KOB-TV and worked as a television reporter for a couple of years before returning to Illinois. The author of three young adult novels and one children's wildlife book, Susan also has several short stories published in anthologies. She is president of the American Christian Fiction Writers Chicago Chapter, a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and a member of Willow Creek Community Church. She loves to travel, especially with her family, and enjoys photography, hiking, boating, snorkeling and diving, cooking, baking, and reading.