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Susan Sarver

"The dearest events are summer-rain." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by. I invite you to check out the information on my book and samples of my work. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for links to sample photos and paintings. Thanks for your interest!

Returning to College, Continuing to Learn, After 50

(New Forums Press, 2017)

Student Behind the Books
Image by Jorge Mallo
Hand Holding Camera Lens

Select Publications

A Note of Gratitude

Thank you to Hypatia in the Woods for granting me a residency in 2022, giving me time to create in such a beautiful setting! Special thanks to Browsers Bookshop for co-hosting my workshop on the personal essay.


Articles and Essays

Writing by the Water

June 1, 2021

"Unafraid to be Frayed"
The Christian Science Monitor
September 11, 2019

Ripped Jeans

Lunch-taker becomes lunch-maker

The Christian Science Monitor

Gift Wrapped

Just what I always wanted

The Christian Science Monitor

Father Carrying Child Outdoors

Father gave everyone the gift of his attention

The Christian Science Monitor


Tapping Into the Wisdom of the Ages

The Chronicle of Higher Education

September 17, 2017

Office Conference

Bully Busting Basics

Unique Opportunities

Donating Money

The Art of Fund Raising

Unique Opportunities


Goose Buster



"Tale of an Overachieving Toaster"

November 29, 2017

The Christian Science Monitor

Figure Skating

A frozen pond kindles a girl's dreams

The Christian Science Monitor

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An acre of dreams come true

The Christian Science Monitor

Melting Ice Cream

The frosty moment called for ice cream

The Christian Science Monitor

The Five Job Search Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make

Unique Opportunities

Working from Home
Winter Fashion

Old coat, new adventures

The Christian Science Monitor

Adventures in cake baking

The Christian Science Monitor

Cake Whisking

Annul Your Job Choice


Man overlooking skyline
Knitting Needles

The end of the yarn, the end of the tale

The Christian Science Monitor

Feet Out the Window

"Green Zinnias"

Country Living

"Workin' Weeds"

Country Living

Image by Anita Austvika

Clear Vision


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Taking Time

Unique Opportunities

Moving On

Unique Opportunities

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Tending to Rights

Unique Opportunities

Eye Close Up

Poised for the Sting

Tulane Medicine

The Medicine of Art

Tulane Medicine

Old Globe

"Putting Faces on Places"


"Paper People"


Family Walking On the Beach



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Susan Sarver earned an MFA in creative writing at Oregon State University-Cascades, a BA in English from Texas Lutheran University, and an Associate of Arts Degree in Nursing from Indiana University-Kokomo. She wrote a weekly newspaper column for two years and has served as a university staff writer/editor for more than ten years. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, Country Living, and Reader’s Digest, and it has been anthologized in Life Touched With Wonder: The Power of Healing, (Reader’s Digest Association), Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul, and Cup of Comfort for a Better World.

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