Who is Susan J Bruce?

Well, I’m not really a black-haired, dreadlocked pirate but my husband, Marc, and I love to have cosplay birthday parties. This photo is from our Talk Like a Pirate party a couple of years ago.

So, if I don’t regularly rock the pirate look, what do I do, and why?

I read a book once that suggested if we want to see who we are and who we are meant to be, we should look back to the things we loved to do as a child. I spent my young years reading, drawing, and collecting stray animals, so it’s no surprise now I’m older I do the same kinds of things. I worked for many years as a veterinarian and today write the kind of books I love to readtales filled with mystery, suspense, adventure and lovefor all ages.

My veterinary background invades my writing and animals run, fly or crawl into nearly all of my stories. My writing group once challenged me to write a story without mentioning any animals. I failed…

I still love drawing and painting animals and paint pet portraits on commission.

Some random things…

While I’ve spent most of my working life as a small animal veterianrian, I’ve had a variety of other roles along the way. I’ve been a freelance science writer, a government quarantine vet, a TAFE instructor, a disability support worker and an ordained pastor. Yes, really. It was at the time the TV show, The Vicar of Dibley, was big, and my youth group wanted to buy me a dog collar. I declined cool.

Even more random…

I was born in Scotland and so am genetically programmed to enjoy:

  • Bagpipes
  • Irn-Bru
  • Oatcakes
  • A wee dram of single malt scotch whisky
  • And men in kilts (Note to self: buy Marc a kilt).

However I’m not so fond of:

  • Haggis
  • Tripe
  • Deep-fried Mars Bars
  • Or freezing cold winters.

I do love the beauty of the landscape and the warm hearts of the people of my homeland. And highland cows. I love highland cows!

Photo of Susan J Bruce and her husband dressed up as pirates.

Highland cow image by Michael Drummond from Pixabay

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