Susan DeFreitas

Faculty, Interlochen Novel Writing Institute

M.F.A., Fiction, Pacific University; B.A., Arts & Letters, Prescott College

An author, editor, and educator, Susan DeFreitas’s creative work has appeared in (or is forthcoming from) The Writer’s Chronicle, The Utne Reader, Story Magazine, Southwestern American Literature, and Weber—The Contemporary West, along with more than twenty other journals and anthologies. She is the author of the novel "HOT SEASON", which won the 2017 Gold IPPY Award for Best Fiction of the Mountain West. A 1995 Interlochen Arts Academy alum, she is based in Portland, Oregon, where she serves as a collaborative editor with Indigo Editing & Publications and an instructor with LitReactor.