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Susan Alcott Jardine. Author of The Channel: Stories From L.A.. Ten Tales for Troubled Times.

Background Information

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Susan Alcott Jardine majored in theater arts at El Camino College and CSU Los Angeles.  An entertainment industry veteran, she has worked as an actress and; behind-the-scenes, in music production/publishing, in public relations as editor/writer for Kenny Rogers' "Special Friends" newsletter, in entertainment law and broadcast television.

She began seriously writing after being accepted into the Writers Guild of America, West's "Open Door Writing Program," where she studied with the late writer/producer Arthur Alsberg for four years.  She and writing partner Marc Havoc received the WGA Foundation Award for their screenplay "Lullabyeland."  They continued their collaboration in the Playwrights Unit of The Actor's Studio West and the late Gardner McKay's Playwrights Unit at the Vanguard Theater.  All in Los Angeles.  In addidtion to writing plays, screenplays and teleplays, Jardine began writing short fiction.  Her observations led to the writing of her collection, THE CHANNEL: Stories From L.A..  Ten Tales for Troubled Times.  The question she asks, "Are we in control of our lives or merely at the mercy of fate?"

In The Channel collection, Los Angeles becomes the tapestry against which ten stories unravel.  It becomes the metaphor and starting place for each of these tales.  The stories take place from the 1950s to the near future.  All of the diverse characters, with diverse occupations and backgrounds, are connected by a common thread as their stories weave through the decades.  Dealing with loss and reversals of fortune, they grapple with life's challenges.  Some fare better than others.  How well they cope is for the reader to determine.  A hint of the metaphysical touches many of the stories.

Susan's fiction has been published in periodicals and she is also a painter.  Her artwork is in private and corporate collections in the USA, San Salvador and Kenya, East Africa.  She lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband Neal and rescued cats.  THE CHANNEL is her debut fiction collection.

Birth Place
Los Angeles, CA United States

THE CHANNEL: Stories From L.A. nominated for a 2010 EVVY Book Award. She recieved Honorable Mention in the Literary/Short Story category of the "Writer's Digest" Annual Writing Competion; and "Hello, You've Reached Amy Byington" was awarded First Place Fiction in the Dorothy Daniels Honorary Writing Award sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women.

Additional Information

Susan and her husband Neal have been rescuing feral cats for the last three years, in addition to preparing her collection for publication. The Channel is independently published with Outskirts Press, Inc.

Contact Information
Green Door Editions
P.O. Box 56839 Sherman Oaks
Sherman Oaks CA 91413-1839   Los Angeles
Contact Author: Susan Alcott Jardine

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