The writer known as Susannah Eanes is a certified land-use planner and cartographer by education and has an extensive background in public service. Having minored in ballet in college, she also modeled and taught ballet and modern dance for several years. She writes poetry, fiction, non-fiction and personal essays, publishes book reviews and blogs regularly, and also works in editing. She founded Propertius Press to showcase the unique voices of writers who may be overlooked by mainstream publishing companies.
Ms. Eanes was born and raised in a small town in Virginia at the foothills of the Blue Ridge. Beginning with the faithful keeping of journals at around age ten, Susannah expressed herself best in the written word, contributing poems and prose to several small publications throughout her school years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and has completed major coursework toward the Master of Science in International Studies. She earned an international certificate in French language and culture at the Université de Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France while a high school student.
Winner of a Virginia Highlands Short Story Writing Award for “The Burning of Nellie’s Mountain,” she has produced short stories, poems, and non-fiction articles for several journals and regional publications, and has served as editor of an international alternative energy newsletter. She is the author of several novels and is a member of the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative, the Writers Guild of America East, Roanoke Valley Writers, and the Virginia Writers Club. Her first published novel, Lucky Southern Women, drew on her experiences working with small towns in rural Alabama. An avid musician, historian, animal lover, and naturalist, she practices yoga, loves needlework, and lives with her family near her beloved Virginia mountains.
Susannah Eanes may be contacted through her website, at www.susannaheanes.com.
Writing samples may be found here.