Susan Sweetland



Born and raised in Portland Oregon, Susan Sweetland Garay received a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Brigham Young University, spent some years in the Ohio Appalachians and currently lives in the Willamette Valley with her husband and 2 cats where she works in the vineyard industry. She will welcome her first child this spring.

She spends her free time writing, growing plants and making art.  She enjoys finding beauty and meaning in the everyday. She has had poetry and photography published in a variety of journals, online and in print. Her first full-length poetry collection was published in 2013.

She is a founding editor of The Blue Hour Literary Magazine and Press and relishes the work that she does there. 

More of her work can be found at