Spiritual subtexts in writing fiction

An informal chat with novelist Susan Vreeland.

After graduating from San Diego State University, Susan Vreeland taught high school English in San Diego. Concurrently, she began writing features for newspapers and magazines, focusing mainly on art and travel.

She ventured into fiction in 1988 with What Love Sees, a biographical novel of a woman’s unwavering determination to lead a full life despite blindness. The book was made into a CBS television movie starring Richard Thomas and Annabeth Gish, and her 1999 novel, Girl in Hyacinth Blue, became a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV production in 2003.

She has written three other novels and a story collection, and her next novel, provisionally titled Lisette’s List, is well underway. Her short fiction has appeared in literary magazines such as The Missouri Review, Ploughshares, and New England Review.

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