Sue is a novelist and Willa Cather and Edith Lewis scholar. A former faculty member and administrator at Empire State College/State University of New York and William Woods University, she held a fellowship (1994-1995) from the American Council of Learned Societies to work on a biography of Willa Cather, and she was a visiting fellow at Princeton University and Rutgers University. From 1987-1996 she also served as a writing consultant and editor for the National Council for Research on Women. Since moving to New Mexico in 1997, she lives on an acre in Corrales, New Mexico, a small rural village outside of Albuquerque, with her partner of 25 years, and their household includes two horses, a miniature donkey, two goats, ten chickens, and four dogs. On the Rocks is her first published novel. The sequel, Death Comes, will be published October 1, 2017.
Sue Hallgarth KUNM Interview 1/12/13 (MP3) with Susan Thom Loubet
Arbor Farm Press is publishing Sue’s first novel and recently conducted an interview with her:
AFP: What prompted you to write this novel?
SH: It began with an image, a visual image of a body dropping from a cliff. I have no idea why that image came to mind, but when it did I was curious enough to spend time considering what it would be like to see the actual event, what caused it, what would happen next, who might see it, what would happen then. When it occurred to me that the cliff could be on Grand Manan and Willa Cather’s partner Edith Lewis the viewer, I was off