Susan Pohlman


Susan Pohlman is a freelance writer, editor, writing instructor/coach and retreat leader based in Phoenix, Arizona. Her essays have been published in The Washington Times, Family Digest, The Family, Raising Arizona Kids, Guideposts Magazine, Homelife Magazine, AZ Parenting,,,,,The Review Review, The Sunlight Press and The Mid.

She has written six short films. The Misadventures of Matilda Mench won best screenplay in the 2010 Baltimore 48 Hour Film Project and the 2010 CINE Golden Eagle Award for best Independent Fiction Short. The Pen won best screenplay in the 2011 Baltimore 48.

is presently making the rounds at a few of the film festivals!




Halfway to Each Other is her first book and winner of the relationships category in the 2010  Next Generation Indie Book Awards.  She is working on her second book.



Susan grew up in Montclair, NJ. She graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Dayton in 1981 and earned a M.S. in School Administration from California Lutheran University in 1996. She has lived in Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, California, Italy, and Arizona. Besides becoming an expert in relocating, she has worked as a teacher and a school administrator.

She now teaches Creative Writing in small group settings, speaks at conferences and has developed a new retreat experience for writers based on the transformative power of travel and adventure.

Feeling the call to adventure? Check out her Writer Travel Retreats to Santa Fe!


8 Responses to Susan Pohlman

  1. I found your website via my writer’s group (CWOW). My family and I are going to be on our own adventure this year – moving from Arizona to Montana. As a fellow adventurer and indie author, I’m looking forward to hearing you speak on Saturday.

    Michelle Gregory

    • Greetings Michelle! I look forward to meeting you on Saturday and hearing about your upcoming move to Montana. I have met a few Montana people this year and from what I hear, you are going to love it 🙂 Thanks for stopping by~

  2. I tried to leave this under the Moments in Montclair section but it didn’t seem to post. I was just wondering if by chance you are in this photograph? I attended Grove Street from 1970-1971 (Mrs Billsborow) I have memories of my years there but I know no one from that time as we moved overseas in Aug 1972. I have enjoyed reading your writing!

    • Just realized the photo link I sent was to another class! Here is the link to the 1970-71 First grade class at Grove Street:

      • Susan says:

        Hi Michele!
        So sorry for my late reply as I was in Italy for a time and have just returned. So nice to get a note from a fellow Grove St School student!! I am not in this photo and I remember my teacher’s name as Mrs Kreager. Where are you living now? Susan

  3. Hi Susan,
    I noticed your name on the faculty of presenters for the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Conference next month. I look forward to listening, learning, and meeting you! I also look forward to reading more here and on your author site.
    Have a great rest of the week!

    • Susan says:

      Hi Michelle,
      Thank you for stopping by and introducing yourself! I am so looking forward to meeting you at the conference. It’s going to be a lot of fun. I am also a graduate of UD so I’ll be doing some strolling down memory lane 🙂 Have a great weekend! Susan

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