Susan’s nature-focused creative non-fiction regularly appears in New Welsh Review. You can read an extract from ‘On the Wild Side’, her essay about the challenges of seeking out nature in the city, while editor Gwen Davies introduces Susan’s Arctic-themed essay ‘And the Talk Slid North…’ here. You can also access a recent special issue focusing on riches and poverty, in which Susan writes on endangered marine species.

Susan has also written for EarthLines (EarthLines is a deeply intelligent publication, sensitive to nature and culture, and it has what is perhaps the greatest quality in a magazine: curiosityJay Griffiths) and her work features, too, in A Wilder Vein (Two Ravens Press), an anthology of literary non-fiction that focuses on the relationship between people and the wild places of Britian and Ireland. Most recently, her long essay about how landscape and nature are central to her writing has been published in the new Cinnamon Press anthology, Meet Me There.

In addition, Susan’s travel essays have appeared in a variety of publications, including Go Your Own Way (Seal Press), an anthology of exhilarating accounts by solo women travellers the world over, and Even the Rain is Different (Honno), a collection which spans 150 years of Welsh women’s experiences of living abroad.


Although Susan has lived and worked in a variety of countries, she has a special affinity for Scandinavia, the sub-Arctic and Arctic. Over the years, she has contributed articles on Norway, Iceland, Finnish Lapland and the Faroe Islands to a range of journals in the UK, USA, Canada and online, including The Literary Traveler, International Living, Go World Travel, The Traveler, Transitions Abroad and The Canadian Student Traveller.