County: Island County
GAP Award 2007
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Susan Jensen received 2007 GAP Award funding to buy a new computer and printer to keep up with her prolific writing output. Her current project is a series of three children’s chapter books dealing with the difficult subjects of alcoholism, incest, and divorce and features an eight-year-old girl whose “delightful observations and adventures make the series palatable for the general reader.” Her target audience is the millions of children who either live with one or more of these tough realities or know others who do. Through the books’ “feisty, courageous, funny protagonist,” they will realize they are not alone.
Susan won first place the children’s/young adult literature category of 2011 Whidbey Island Writers Association’s Spirit of Writing contest.