Susan Coryell, Author

Meet Susan Coryell

My Background

A career educator, I have a BA in English and an MAIS in writing, English, and education. I’ve taught English, speech, drama, reading, and English as a Second Language to students from 7th grade through college. I once taught a course to teachers. I married my high school sweetheart and we have 3 children and 6 grand children. I live at Smith Mountain Lake in my home state of Virginia.

I have done all kinds of writing. My free-lance articles have been published in Smith Mountain Laker.Com, Blue Ridge Traditions, Cooperative Living and other local publications. I've also been published in The Washington Post and The Roanoke Times, The Smith Mountain Eagle, The Bedford Bulletin, and The Franklin News Post. Here at the lake I've written press for four different groups, including The Smith Mountain Arts Council and The Smith Mountain Charity Home Tour. My writing repertoire includes articles for educational and professional magazines and even several recipes for Taste of Home magazines and cookbooks.

Upcoming Projects

The Tiger Cage

Another work-in-progress is a military memoir of an American Marine sniper during the Korean War. It is tentatively entitled The Tiger Cage. You may also read a selection from this book.