Susan DeFreitas


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Hot Season

“Earth-shatteringly good.”
—Read It Forward

“A stunning book.”
—Rene Denfeld, author of The Enchanted

” Hot Season is a knockout.”
—Michaela Carter, author of Further Out Than You Thought

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City of Weird

Set in Portland, Oregon, these thirty original stories blend imagination, literary writing, and pop culture into a cohesive weirdness that honors the city’s personality, its bookstores and bridges and solo volcano, as well as the tradition of sci-fi pulp magazines.

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Susan DeFreitas has never been able to choose between fantasy and reality, so she lives and writes in both. Born and raised in rural west Michigan, she spent fourteen years in the high country of Arizona before moving to Portland, Oregon, where she has lived since 2009. An author, editor, and educator, her work has been featured in over 30 magazines, journals, and anthologies. She enjoys mysterious books, strange weather, thinking machines, and sketchy characters.

She writes science fiction under SDeFreitas Timmons.


7pm–An ensemble reading with members of my writers group, The Guttery, who have new books making their way through the world.
“Join us at American Legion Post 134 for readings from odd and otherworldly Portland tales by B. Frayn Masters, Karen Munro, Adam Strong, Linda Rand, Susan DeFreitas, Leigh Anne Kranz, and Sean Davis. 2017 is going to be a weird one – let Forest Avenue Press’ anthology City of Weird usher it in with the weirdness it deserves.”
2:00pm–I’ll be discussing my novel, Hot Season, as well as sharing a bit about the small-press publishing landscape.
I’ll be part of a panel of Indigo editors featured at the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Publishing University Conference in downtown Portland.

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Clyde and Carlin Timmons
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