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.


I’ll be presenting at the Tent Talk Pavilion at 1:40. Come say hello to me there, or at the Author Pavilion!
On Tuesday, March 14th at 7:30pm at Valley Bar, I’ll be a featured writer alongside Urian Garcia, Leah Roper, Dana Deihl, and Robert Hoekman.
Facebook event page here.
2:00pm–I’ll be discussing my novel, Hot Season, as well as sharing a bit about the small-press publishing landscape.
7:00 pm–I’ll be presenting a talk for the Mid-Valley Chapter of Willamette Writers entitled “Crowdfunding for Authors,” drawing from both my own experiences as an author and that of my editing clients. Bring your questions!
I’ll be part of a panel of Indigo editors featured at the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Publishing University Conference in downtown Portland.
7–8 pm–I’ll be reading from my debut novel, Hot Season, answering questions, and signing books. (FB event page coming soon.)
I’m finally in town for a City of Weird reading! These 30 speculative tales set in Portland include some of my fave short stories of 2016, and I’m thrilled to read from mine “The Mind-Body Problem.
Event link to come.
It’s Hot Season in SW Portland–looking forward to reading at one of my favorite local indies, Annie Bloom’s in Multnomah Village.

Event link to come.

I’ll be reading with two other members of my writers group, The Guttery, who have new books out: Tracy Manaster, author of The Done Thing, and Jamie Duclos-Yourdon, author of Froelich’s Ladder.

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