We are excited to introduce you to The RAC Magazine’s three judges for the 2019 Short Story Writing Contest. (See details here.)

Our first introduction was to Daniel Scott White. See more about Daniel here.

The next judge we’d like to introduce you to is Suzan St Maur. Thank you, Suzan, for your willingness to take time out of your busy schedule to be a judge for our first annual short story contest.

Suzan is a writing and publishing professional, best-selling author and humorist. Check out her award-winning website that helps you get better results from all types of writing: https://HowToWriteBetter.net.

Read on for more about Suzan.


Canadian born Suzan St Maur was transported to the UK when a child and despite resultant cultural challenges managed to graduate from British high school, but with no talent for anything other than writing – so her career options were fairly clear cut.

Afterwards she attended and graduated from the then-famous Watford Art School advertising writing/visual communications course and worked in London ad agencies as a copywriter for a few years, before deciding she was far too bolshie to be an employee and so became a freelancer.

Since then she has worked as a video/TV scriptwriter and producer, a speechwriter, a copywriter, a marcomms consultant, a business writing/blogging trainer, a keynote speaker and various other guises … but always with the common link of writing. She works mainly in the UK but also spends several weeks a year giving talks and workshops on writing in her native Canada (southern Ontario), where she has many friends and family.

However, writing books is still the main love of Suzan’s working life. (Suzan has written/co-written over thirty books!)

Suzan has had cancer twice and now works extensively (voluntary basis) leading an award-winning charity of cancer patient representatives in south-central England. This group is a partnership with health professionals in acute and primary care plus support groups and other cancer resources/charities across the region.

The partnership is achieving very positive and pro-active progress in improving communication and resources for cancer patients and carers. More on that here – http://MKCPP.org.

Before health issues intervened Suzan was a keen horse rider and to this day she is very involved in the equestrian discipline of “dressage.” Other hobbies include writing restaurant reviews, joke books, and rather potty-mouthed but very funny poetry … and of course spending time with her son, his partner, family in Canada and friends – both online and offline – everywhere.

She lives near Milton Keynes, England with three rescued dogs and two rescued cats.

Authors, keep those stories coming in. The top twelve stories will be published in The RAC’s Sept 2019 issue, which is also our one-year celebration issue!  Whoop-Whoop!

See our September free issue here.

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