Susan J. Bigelow is a novelist and short story writer. Her first two books, Broken (2011) and Fly Into Fire (2012), received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. Her other novels include The Spark (2012), The Daughter Star (2013), The Seeker Star (2014), The Demon Girl’s Song (2016), and Extrahumans (2016).

Susan’s short stories have been published in Lightspeed Magazine, Fireside Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Apex Magazine, among many others. Her 2014 short story “Sarah’s Child” was included in the Tiptree Award Honor List, and her 2017 short story “The Heart’s Cartography” was included in Transcendent 3: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction.

Susan is also a political columnist whose writing on Connecticut state politics can be found on

Susan lives in northern Connecticut with her wife and a herd of very fuzzy cats, where she spends her days writing and playing video games.