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After closing my tax and financial planning CPA practice in Columbus, Ohio, and moving to Seattle in 1996, I began to write. Tentative shy writing at first and then I got an idea for what became my first book, which bridged the gap between my old career as a Certified Public Accountant and my new one as a writer. "Financial Basics, A Money-Management Guide for Students" was published in 2004 and I began to explore short stories, creative nonfictions, and personal essays with the help of classes at the Richard Hugo House and teachers, especially Priscilla Long.


I still write about money. The emotional aspects of money have always fascinated me and fiction is a good place to play out the way finances affect people, especially in relationships. I'm intrigued by embezzlers, having encountered a few in my previous career. I'm writing short stories on this theme.I'm interested in exploring retirement and aging and am working on a collection of essays on this subject.






"Financial Basics, A Money Management Guide for Students," 2nd edition (The Ohio State University Press, 2016)


"Financial Basics, A Money Management Guide for Students," (The Ohio State University Press, 2004)




"Remember Me," Sequestrum, forthcoming


"Night Music," Shark Reef Review, Issue 38, Summer 2021 http://sharkreef.org/non-fiction/night-music/


"Sustenance--A to Z" Still Point Arts Quarterly, December 2020, https://www.shantiarts.co/SPAQ/SPAQ40/files/knox.pdf

Still Point Arts Quarterly Winter 2020, Issue No. 40, 48-59


"Invasions," Green Hills Literary Lantern,  July 2020, http://ghll.truman.edu/ghll31/Knox%20Invasions.html


"Shear History," Matador Review, http://www.matadorreview.com/susan-knox Spring 2019,

Nominated for Best of the Net.


"Apologies Outstanding," Moon Magazine,http://moonmagazine.org/susan-knox-apologies-outstanding-2019-03-02/


"Burning to Write, An A to Z Reflection," Barely South Review, (Volume 10.2, Spring 2019), 9-17, https://barelysouthreview.com/burning-to-write-an-a-to-z-reflection/
"Bequests," The MacGuffin, (Volume XXXV, No. 2, Spring 2019) 111-115


"The Wall," Cleaver Magazine (Issue 21, Spring 2018) https://www.cleavermagazine.com/the-wall-by-susan-knox/


"Robert the Bruce," Halfway Down the Stairs (December 2016)

Anthologized--The Best of Halfway Down the Stairs 2015-2019 (March 2020)



"Elf on the Shelf," The Storyteller Anthology (Volume 20 Issue 2, April/May/June 2015), 176-181


"The Personal Touch," Halfway Down the Stairs (December 2015)


"Rich Chocolate Mousse," Queen Mob's Teahouse (December 21, 2014)http://queenmobs.com/2014/12/rich-chocolate-mousse-susan-knox/


"The Page-Turner," The Penman Review (August 4, 2014) http://penmenreview.com/?s=susan+knox


"Autumn Life," Blue Lyra Review, (Issue 3.2, Spring 2014)  

Pushcart Nominee


"Piano Recital," Zone 3, (Volume 29, No. 2, Fall 2013), 134-138


"Twenty Questions from a Newly Retired Husband," Still Crazy, (Volume 6, Issue 2, July 2013), 32-33


"Retirement: Phase II," Wild Violet, (May 12, 2013) http://www.wildviolet.net/author/susanknox/


"Moonstone Beach," Signs of Life, (2012), 4


"Turnabout is Fair Play," Monkey Puzzle Magazine (2012, No. 11), 57-60


"Baby, Baby," Melusine, The Blog (September 2011) http://melusineblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/susan-knox-baby-baby.html


"I Didn't Know," Sunday Ink, (2010), 86-96.


"Remember Me," Pisgah Review (Volume 4, Issue 1, Winter 2009), 69-73
Extensively expanded version reprinted in CALYX, (Volume 26, Number 2, Winter 2011), 70-74.




"Teacher, Teacher" Evening Street Press, (Number 29, Mid-Spring 2021), 6-10


"The Greenwood Retirement Home," Halfway Down the Stairs, June 1, 2019, https://halfwaydownthestairs.net/2019/06/01/the-greenwood-retirement-home-by-susan-knox/


"Mirror, Mirror," Briars Lit, 2019, https://briarslit/volume-two/


"Substantial Designs," Dime Show Review, 2017, http://www.dimeshowreview.com/substantial-designs-by-susan-knox/
Also published in Dime Show Review (Volume 2, Issue 3, 2017), 203-204.


"Small Acts," Halfway Down the Stairs, June 2016


"Legacies," The MacGuffin, (Volume XXX, No. 2, Winter 2014) 142-148


"Deliveries," The Rusty Nail, (Issue 13, March 2013), 42-44 


"Blood Money," Forge, (Volume 5, Issue 4, Spring 2012), 124-133 http://forgejournal.com/forge/2012/03/29/blood-money/


"Rumpelstiltskin & Associates," "Mirror, Mirror," "Stalking Jack," Sunday Ink (2010), 66-72




Member, The Author's Guild
Member, Richard Hugo House (Writers' Center)
Member, AWP




B.S.B.A., The Ohio State University 1971
Executive Development Program, The Ohio State University 1982
Nonfiction Certificate, University of Washington Extension 2000
Advanced Writing Classes with Priscilla Long, 2000 to present