Spotlight on: Susan Conrad, CAC17 Speaker, Author & Graphic Designer

2016-12-28T15:33:10-08:00By |

You wrote a book, you sent it out to some editors and agents...and it wasn't accepted. Are you feeling like giving up? Are you wondering if its possible to do it all on your own? Do you need some inspiration and encouragement? Meet Susan Conrad, someone who knows a little bit about persistence and going it alone after her 1,200-mile solo kayaking journey to Alaska, as well as how to get out and tour with her book in unique ways that reach today's audiences. And you can find her at the upcoming Chanticleer Author Conference—CAC17—March 31st to April 2nd where she will be teaching My Life as an Unconventional Book Tour and be around to talk about the many things she has learned and experienced. As part of our spotlight series, we asked Susan our five questions to get her perspective on professional success. 1. When did you know what you really wanted to be? Well... I'm 55 now and I'm still pondering what I'll be when I grow up. When I was a little girl, my best friend and I had these reading contests to see who could read the most books in any given week. She always won, but I devoured every adventure book I could get my hands on: Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer, The Hardy Boys, you name it! That same friend and I also had feverish letter-writing contests. That was back in the day when people actually wrote letters, with a spiral notebook and [...]