Susan Flanagan has worked as a freelance journalist for almost thirty years. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Canadian Geographic, National Geographic (maps), Canadian Running, Atlantic Business, and Saltscapes. She has also worked in radio and television. Supermarket Baby, also forthcoming 2021, won the 2019 Fresh Fish Award. The Degrees of Barley Lick is her first YA novel. She is an avid hiker, and loves to geocache.