Hi! I’m Susan J Bruce.

I’m a veterinarian turned writer and artist. I’m also a self-confessed animal addict – so animals photobomb most of the pages of this site. Animals also invade my fiction, usually as cameos to the main act, but they sometimes try and steal the show.

So what will you find here?

    News about my books and writing! You can sign up to my newsletter and subscribe to my blog to get the latest news and interesting stuff delivered to your inbox.

    Animal art and photos. Because every great website has animal pictures!

    Here you’ll find interesting facts about the themes in my books, reviews of movies and books, musings  mewsings about my journey from veterinarian to artist and writer along with tips on writing craft and publishing.

    If you are a writer you’ll find encouragement plus tips on writing craft, creativity and publishing. I also offer manuscript assessment and editing services so check out the ‘Editing’ link if you’d like to work with me.


    So grab a cuppa, put your feet up and have a look around. I’d love to know who your favourite authors are and what kinds of stories you like so please follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and say, ‘Hi!’.

    Would you like a custom portrait painted of your pet?

    Do you see love in the eyes of your dog? Would you like to remember your favourite cat, bird or large carnivore forever? I can help! I paint custom animal portraits (acrylic on canvas) from your photo(s). Check out my art page for details.

    If They Could Talk

    Do you like short stories? Last year my writing group finalised an anthology we’d been working on for a while and they asked me to be editor. If They Could Talk: Bible stories told by the animals, is, as it sounds, a collection of stories where animals give their perspective on events in the bible. Some of the stories are confronting, some are exciting and others will make you giggle, but it was a fun project to work on. If you’d love a copy, the book can be ordered from Morning Star Publishing!