Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Author Susan Schuyler Walker

Hello. I am a graduate of SUNY Oneonta and Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, and am a retired English teacher, editor, technical writer, and curriculum developer. An active member of my local Audubon chapter, I enjoy birding and am also an amateur  naturalist and avid long-distance bicyclist.

I live in Sandy, Utah, with my husband Jeffrey, a retired professor of English. After my husband retired from Oklahoma State University, we moved to Utah from Stillwater, Oklahoma, April 1st, 2021, having lived in Stillwater 42 years. 

We have two beautiful daughters for whom my first book, The Snarl, the Cob & the Pflug, was originally written. For years, the manuscript for that book languished in a drawer, out of sight and out of mind. But then I found Hannah Tuohy, my illustrator, and through her discovered Amazon's CreateSpace. 

In 2018, CreateSpace merged with Kindle and became Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing. KDP, like CreateSpace, provides a platform and help to authors like me who wish to independently publish either a Kindle book or a paperback.

I am what is known as an "Indie" author, which means that my books are created by me, independent of a publishing house. I design and create the books myself, using my editing background and the tools available on Amazon's CreateSpace (now KDP). I collaborate with Hannah Tuohy to create the picture books, which star our house cats Ted and Pad. Obviously, Hannah is responsible for the lion's share of the effort that goes into these books where the illustrations, as well as the text, tell the story.

Kindle Direct Publishing is an "on-demand" service, meaning that when the buyer orders the book, a copy is printed and mailed. This print-on-demand method cuts out the risk that publishers take when they print and warehouse say, 10,000 books of one title, and then must advertise and scramble to sell those books to make up their expenses. Check out all of my books available on Amazon under my author name Susan Schuyler Walker.

Books available to date:

Children's read-to-me chapter book: --The Snarl, the Cob & the Pflug  

Teddy Tales "I Can Read" series
-- Ted & Pad
-- Ted & Pad at the Lake
-- Teddy & Paddy on Vacay

Teddy Tales Holiday series
-- Ted & Pad Trick-or-Treat 
-- No Turkey for Teddy
-- Ted & Pad Celebrate Christmas

Adult non-fiction books:
--Coast When Ya Kin (tales of my long-distance bicycle travels)
--Childhood on the Schoharie (a memoir)

All of my books are available in paperback and are described, rated, and available on demand through amazon.com.  

You can learn more about each book on this site by clicking on the titles under "Books" top right. 

If you order and read some of these books to your children or grandchildren or if you read the adult travel book or memoir, please help me promote my titles by reviewing them on amazon.com. Thank you!

Since this web page is actually a blog, if you wish to contact me, please post a comment below. 


  1. Great! Can't wait to get your latest, especially the bicycle adventures. Thank you, my sistah!

  2. Loved the book about bicycle touring. I've done some long distance touring and thought about writing a book, but I'm not as skilled as you are.