Publications

Fiction Works

Proof of Identity

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Proof of Identity

Danae Holloway, who suffers from strange debilitating headaches, is arrested for the stabbing murder of a man she’s neither heard of nor met. But the police have eyewitnesses who saw her leave the scene covered in blood, and her fingerprints are on the murder weapon. When legal-aid lawyer Collin Montgomery succeeds in getting Danae released on bail, another murder occurs. Again her fingerprints are found at the scene and she has no alibi. Collin researches her background in a race to prove her innocence. But will the truth he uncovers only cement her guilt? Are the headaches making Danae do unspeakable things she cannot remember doing? Is the court-appointed psychiatrist working to help Danae, or does he have his own agenda? Most important of all, what happens when the facts and the truth don’t agree? Just what constitutes proof of identity in a digital age?

Available in Print or on Kindle, and as an audio book.

Tangled Webs

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Tangled Webs

Lia Willett, daughter of a serial killer, left town under a cloud of suspicion and animosity, leaving behind a dead classmate and unanswered questions. Seventeen years later bizarre circumstances bring her back to Mercerville, where the hatred directed toward her in the past slowly escalates in the present into ever-more-lethal vandalism and threats. Wanting only to live a quiet life, Lia finds herself stalked and menaced by the town, and plagued by nightmares of a frightening past she only half remembers. As events spiral out of control, to save both her sanity and her life Lia must unearth the terrifying, long-buried memories of what happened before she left Mercerville, and in the process answer the most important question of all: Is Lia Willett, like her father, a murderer?

Available in print or on Kindle.

Sins of the Past

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Sins of the Past

Sabrina Compton’s sheltered life is shattered when her beloved husband is brutally murdered. And though their home has been ransacked, nothing appears to be missing. Unable to face the memories the house holds, Sabrina flees to her great-grandmother’s cottage on Gaffe Island, off the coast of South Carolina. But the peace she tries to recover is crushed by the revelations of an intrusive FBI agent, and her life is forever altered by the weight of her husband’s devastating betrayal. As a hurricane bears down on Gaffe Island, she discovers the killer is now after her. Will Sabrina survive both the storm and the killer’s rage? Will the presence of the F.B.I. agent be enough to protect her? Or are the sins of her husband’s past destined to destroy her, too?

Available in print and on Kindle.

Piece By Piece

 

Piece By Piece

When high school teacher Ken Reed meets a woman a woman suffering from total amnesia, who is terrified of getting help, he feels compelled to bring her into his home. He names her Julie and wants nothing more than to keep her protected and safe. But soon her troubling past begins to return in disjointed flashes of horrific memories. And people around Julie start to die. Is Julie simply the victim of a tragic accident, or did she have a hand in the terrifying events her memories uncover? Who wants Julie dead? And why is she so afraid of the police? Most importantly, what is left for Julie and Ken to hold onto when the past intrudes on the present, piece by terrifying piece?

Available in print and on Kindle.

A Matter of Identity

 

A Matter of Identity

American Marina Weston, just turned 20, is left orphaned and penniless in London, England. Saddled with her father’s debt and tainted by the stigma of his suicide, Marina has only three options open to her in 1866: hire out for service; become a prostitute, or starve. With the help of caring friends, Marina is offered a unique opportunity and begins to build a productive life. But fate intervenes when she runs afoul of some very powerful and unscrupulous men. Marina finds herself at their mercy, thrust unknowingly into a diabolical plot that will put her sanity, and her very life, at risk. She must find the strength to overcome the evil conspiracy, but when one’s very identity has been undermined, what is left to hold onto? Will Marina emerge with her sanity—and her identity—intact, or will she end as a pawn in someone else’s game?

Available in print and on Kindle.

 

 

 

 

Nonfiction Works

Praise for Write It Right: “Since joining Susan’s workshop slightly more than a year ago [less than two years ago], I have won three 1st places and three 3rd places in writing contests, published an article in a highly esteemed educational journal, and co-authored a book for educators. I credit most of my success to the work that I’ve done with Susan [and the top-notch lessons completed in her workshop.] This amazing set of e-books is a compilation of those workshop lessons.” Anna Unkovich, author of: Chicken Soup for the Soul in the Classroom (2008); Magic Moments: This Worked for Me (2010); Caring to Teach, Teaching to Care (2011)

“Susan’s activities have allowed me to explore all the elements of storytelling, from developing interesting characters to finding my own voice.” Lynn Diane Smith, an award winning author whose work has appeared in Leodegraunce, Tolosa Press and Green Prints.

“Based on a workshop designed and taught by Susan Tuttle, Write It Right is at the top of my list, my #1 tool of concrete, hands-on steps toward successful writing.” Anna Unkovich, author of: Chicken Soup for the Soul in the Classroom (2008); Magic Moments: This Worked for Me (2010); Caring to Teach, Teaching to Care (2011)

Write It Right Workbook #1: Character, Setting, Story

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Write It Right Workbook #1

In only 30 minutes a week, you can unlock the writer within you!
Now in print, the first Write It Right Workbook of the Right It Right series.

The three most important aspects of writing fiction (and creative nonfiction) are Character, Setting and Story. In this workbook you will find the first 3 units in the critically acclaimed Write It Right series. Its 26 lessons and short timed exercises will help you learn to create compelling characters, craft enticing settings and set them in unforgettable stories. In only 30 to 45 minutes per session, you can expand your innate talent and hone your skills to the utmost.

The lessons and exercises in this workbook cross all levels. Beginner, intermediate and advanced writers all will gain maximum value from these exercises. Each lesson will encourage you to break through your comfort zone and stretch your imagination as you hone your writing skills. Best of all, because the exercises cross all levels, you can return to them over and over as your skills continue to grow and develop.

Unit 1: Character contains 9 lessons and timed exercises that help you create characters who are fascinating, flawed and filled with vision and desire, characters that readers will want to know about. Unit 2: Setting presents 7 lessons and exercises that show you how to design vibrant settings and landscapes that will capture and enthrall readers, settings that are fascinating and evocative. Unit 3: Story offers 10 lessons and exercises designed to help you discover stories that will grip readers and not let them go, stories that will live on in the minds of readers.

Workbook #1: Character, Setting, Story will guide you in the first 3 key aspects of the craft of Writing It Right.

Write It Right Workbook #2: Point of view (POV)

Write It Right Workbook #3: Plot, Dialogue

Write It Right Workbook #4: Scenes, Style/Voice

Write It Right Workbook #5: Conflict/Tension, Subplot

Write It Right Workbook #6: Brilliant Beginnings, Extraordinary Endings

 

 

Write It Right Ebooks:

Write it Right! E-book Writing Series as eBooks

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Write It Right: Volume 1, Character: e-book. A writer’s eWorkbook containing the theory behind the development of compelling, realistic characters in fiction and creative non-fiction, and a series of nine in-depth exercises designed to help writers create unforgettable, true-to-life characters to populate their stories. These exercises span all levels of writing from beginner to experienced, and encourage writers to go to a deeper level in their writing. Based on Susan’s popular “What If? Writing Group” classes held on the Central Coast of California.

“Based on a workshop designed and taught by Susan Tuttle, Write It Right is at the top of my list, my #1 tool of concrete, hands-on steps toward successful writing.”  Anna Unkovich, author of: Chicken Soup for the Soul in the Classroom (2008); Magic Moments: This Worked for Me (2010); Caring to Teach, Teaching to Care (2011)

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Write It Right: Volume 2, Setting: e-book.  An eWorkbook focused solely on helping writers build intriguing settings that enhance their stories, showcase their characters and provide an authentic fiction or creative non-fiction experience for the reader. The exercises  are designed to enhance the skills of all writers: beginner, intermediate and experienced. Based on Susan’s writing classes, Write It Right: Volume 2, Setting contains, in addition to the seven intensive exercises, advice on  various ways of creating settings, recommended readings from other authors and a listing of must-have books for every writer’s bookshelf.

“Susan’s activities have allowed me to explore all the elements of storytelling, from developing interesting characters to finding my own voice.”  Lynn Diane Smith, an award winning author whose work has appeared in Leodegraunce, Tolosa Press and Green Prints.

 

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Write It Right: Volume 3, Story e-book. A writer’s e-Workbook that contains 10 lessons and exercises designed to help writers discover stories in every aspect of life, how to evaluate those stories for their intrinsic merit, and how to explore the story potential in even the simplest of ideas. In addition to these 10 intensive, timed exercises, you’ll find commended readings from other authors on story elements, plus a listing of must-have books for every writer’s bookshelf.

“Since joining Susan’s workshop slightly more than a year ago [less than two years ago], I have won three 1st places and three 3rd places in writing contests, published an article in a highly esteemed educational journal, and co-authored a book for educators. I credit most of my success to the work that I’ve done with Susan [and the top-notch lessons completed in her workshop.] This amazing set of e-books is a compilation of those workshop lessons.” Anna Unkovich, author of: Chicken Soup for the Soul in the Classroom (2008); Magic Moments: This Worked for Me (2010); Caring to Teach, Teaching to Care (2011)