Bio

About Susan Arnout Smith

IMG_1046Susan Arnout Smith was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Her grandparents, Gene and Marie Weschenfelder, homesteaded Spuhn Island near Juneau. She grew up in Bergen Park, Colorado, graduating from Evergreen High School and the University of Colorado in Boulder. She moved back to Alaska and worked on the Alaska pipeline and as a television anchor. Married, both her children were born in Anchorage. She’s been an essayist for National Public Radio Weekend-Edition Sunday, and an award winning playwright and scriptwriter, writing television movies seen on LIFETIME, ABC and CBS. Her first novel, THE FROZEN LADY, was published by Arbor House and Zebra Books. Susan has written three novels, The Frozen Lady, The Timer Game and Out at Night. More information can be found on the Books page.

She has also been an essayist for National Public Radio. See the Essays page for an NPR essay.
She is a produced playwright, see the Plays page for more information.

She lives with her husband in southern California.