Susan Sterling is the author of the novel Dancing in the Kitchen (Publerati 2012). Her short stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The North American Review, The Christian Science Monitor, Down East, Crab Orchard Review, Ars Medica, The Examined Life, Cream City Review, Under the Sun, and Witness and have been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing 1997; The Berkeley Women’s Literary Revolution: Essays from Marsha’s Salon; The Way Life Should Be: Stories by Contemporary Maine Writers; and A Healing Touch: True Stories of Life, Death, and Hospice, edited by Richard Russo. Her essay “Radiation Blooms” won the 2006 John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize from Crab Orchard Review.
Sterling has an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College and has taught at the University of California at Berkeley, Thomas College, and Colby College. She facilitated workshops for grieving families and survivors of suicide for Hospice Volunteers of the Waterville Area and since moving to Portland volunteers at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen. She and her husband live in Falmouth, Maine.