I’m Susan M. Brackney. I’ve worked as a professional writer since 1995. In that time, I’ve written for Boy Scouts, stoners, interventional radiologists, would-be beekeepers, depressives, the one percent, and many other walks of life.

I guess you could say I am a generalist—although organic gardening, beekeeping, green living, and the natural world have long been specialty areas for me. Some of my past print clients have included The New York Times, Boys’ Life Magazine, Organic Gardening, Hobby Farms, and Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, among others. (Hey, why not take a look at my writing samples?)

I am a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and am the author of these nonfiction titles:

  • booksThe Lost Soul Companion: Comfort and Constructive Advice for Black Sheep, Square Pegs, Struggling Artists, and Other Free Spirits (Dell Trade Paperback, 2001)
  • The Not-So-Lost Soul Companion: More Hope, Strength, and Strategies for Artists and Artists-at-Heart (Dell Trade Paperback, 2002)
  • The Insatiable Gardeners Guide: How to Grow Anything & Everything Indoors, Year Round (Five Hearts Press, 2004)
  • Plan Bee: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Hardest-Working Creatures on the Planet (Perigee Books, 2009)

I have also written copy for radio, television, and print ads, marketing copy for product catalogs and brochures, corporate newsletters, social media campaigns, and much more.