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Susan Mattinson

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Susan Mattinson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English: Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick in 2008 and her Masters of Divinity degree (as well as a Diploma in Prison Ministry) from Acadia Divinity College in 2011. She received a Diploma in Presbyterian Denominational Studies from the Vancouver School of Theology in 2012, and will soon head into ordained ministry in the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

Although her writing time has been limited by her university work in the last few years, Susan won some awards in her pre-teen and teenage years. Her short story "A Matter of Luck" (2006) was published in the first issue of the now defunct magazine Reality Complex, and her short story "Custom Appraisal" appears in the anthology Beacons of Tomorrow: Second Collection (2008).

In January 2012, Susan finally began a website for a weekly comic strip that she’d had the idea for a few years ago: "Pastor Shep" ( She is enjoying the switch from writing to illustrating very much, and would love to explore this new love in illustrating for children.


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