Born in Phoenix, Arizona to James & Amie Ajamie (a writer and an artist, respectively), Susan Wingate tried to fly, at age five off the roof of their family house using newspaper, wire hangers and scotch tape. She’s been dreaming of flying ever since. Oh, by the way, she never jumped. Her mother ran out in the nick of time to stop her from take-off.
Wingate realized her dreams when she entered the world of writing. At first, she only wrote songs and poetry but then her writing blossomed when she tried her hand at fiction. In 1997, she devoted her days to writing and in 2004, she began writing full-time. Since then, Susan has written several plays, one screenplay, one short story collection and seven novels with two more scheduled to be written in 2010. In 2008, she started writing a memoir.
A lover of the arts, Susan draws and paints abstracts using oil as her favored medium. She has taken up playing the violin (it’s been a squeakly start) and she loves the theatre. Susan lives in Washington State.
Susie Speider has big troubles. She suffers from A.D.D. (Attention Deficit Disorder). Her future now lies in the cold, calloused palm of her gnarly teacher's hand--a, one, Ms. Morl-son--and Susie fears she won't get into college. But when a small black arachnid bites her on the finger, Susie's nights transform into fantastical adventures. The problem? Susie fig-ures out the dreams are REAL! So, she ups the ante by visiting Morlson nightly...
...AS THE SPIDER! (And on the back of Delilah, her pussy cat :))
Through it all, Susie must come to terms with the death of her father. While Matt Ryder, the geeky neighbor boy, deals with the loss of his own mother.
Georgette Carlisle lost her first husband, and is about to lose her next one: Hawthorne Biggs. She's running the diner with Roberta, her late husband's daughter. When old friend, Helen, comes back home after a failed attempt at a writing career, she is, once again, attracted to Georgette's man. After the two women part company Helen goes missing. While digging around, Georgette finds out that Biggs has a dangerous past. With Roberta at her side, the two women brave separation, torture, and near death at the hand of Biggs. And, after taking him down, the women find a new strength and belonging. EASY AS PIE is the number two book in the four-part "Bobby's Diner" series.
A neurotic collection of short fiction by Susan Wingate.
If "Fried Green Tomatoes" met "The No. 1 Women's Detective Agency, you'd have "Bobby's Diner." Running a diner ain't always a piece of cake. When both wives of Bobby's, his widow and his ex, inherit Bobby's Diner that's when the trouble begins. They will either have to run it together or sell but not before greedy contractors and a dirty politician try to steal the land out from under them. Will they fight under the turmoil? Or, will they buckle. Set in the fictional small town of Sunnydale, Arizona, meet Georgette Carlisle as she goes on a journey of life, love, death and sadness at "Bobby's Diner".