About writer Susan M. Brackney

Award-winning writer and author of several books, Susan M. Brackney is both agile and detail-oriented. Your readers will love the clarity she brings to complex topics.


“I’m Susan M. Brackney. I’ve worked as a professional writer since 1995 and began specializing in the natural world in 2000. 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.

Although I can work as a generalist, organic gardening, beekeeping, green living, and nature are my main areas of focus. 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?)”

Susan’s Books

Susan is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the author of these nonfiction titles:

  • The 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)

Susan is currently working on a new, nonfiction book called Scandals, Secrets, Poison, and Peril: The Multifaceted Monarch.


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