About the Mentor
Susan Thompson Underdahl is a North Dakota native who lives and writes in Grand Forks, ND. She has always been an avid reader who counts among her favorites writers Judy Blume, Sandra Dallas, Elizabeth Berg, Shirley Jackson, Steve Kluger, Dave Eggers, and Nancy Turner. The Other Sister (Flux, March 2007) was Susan's first published novel, followed by Remember This (Flux, 2008), and Summer On Lake Tulaby (Authorhouse, 2011). No Man's Land (Flux, 2012)is her most recent work. She is represented by Quinlan Lee of Adams Literary Agency.
Aside from writing, Susan's primary working life revolves around her job as a clinical neuropsychologist, a specialist who works in the evaluation and treatment of individuals suffering from brain injury or dementia. She is also a clinical supervisor of graduate students at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
Besides work and writing, Susan enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, one daughter, and three stepdaughters, ages 12-20. The family is rounded out by one unfriendly cat and four overly-friendly dogs.