SUSAN BARNES was engaged in pastoral ministry, alongside her husband, Ross, for nearly 30 years. She is now semi-retired and devotes much of her time to her writing pursuits.

Ross worked in a bank when Susan and Ross married. They moved frequently as Ross took up different roles mostly in rural bank branches. After they had been married for 14 years, Ross became a pastor and together they have enjoyed living and ministering in many small country towns. They have three married children and three grandchildren and live in central Victoria.

Susan started writing devotional articles in 1988. However, it wasn’t until her children left home that she devoted more time to writing. She started a blog where she posts her devotional thoughts on Bible passages, book reviews, and inspirational articles. Her devotions have been published in a variety of settings such as church newsletters and local newspapers. She has hundreds of devotional articles online and in print. They can also be found on FaithWriters.com click here.

Susan also has a degree in Christian ministry and previously worked as a librarian. She has also been a chaplain and pastored several rural churches in an interim capacity.

Susan’s writing reflects her belief that faith must be relevant to everyday life. She has been working on a series of books for some time that have grown out of the ideas in her devotions.

Everyone’s writing journey is unique and if you’d like to hear in her own words how Susan became a writer click here.

If you’d like to know her theological beliefs click here.

And just for fun, you might like to know, Susan’s favourite things are books and computers. She loves wearing red or blue and quite likes purple. She loves eating baked potatoes with bacon, coleslaw, cheese and sour cream. Her idea of bliss is curling up in front of a roaring fire with a good book and a block of chocolate.