Collection: Schedule Susan Mihalic for a reading, book talk, or workshop for your writers' group, book club, school, or library.

Susan Mihalic is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Dark Horses (Scout Press, 2021), which received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, and Booklist and was excerpted in Entertainment Weekly online. It was included in numerous “most anticipated, must-read” lists, including those from O Magazine, Parade, Country Living, Library Journal, Goop, the Bustle, and more.

She has lived in Taos more than 30 years and currently serves on the board of SOMOS, Taos’s literary nonprofit, where she has been appointed curator of the Young Writers Program for 2024-2025. She is slated to return to the Taos Writers Conference this year to lead her workshop “From the Mind to the Page: A Generative Writing Workshop.” In 2024, she was awarded a grant from New Mexico Writers.

In 2015, she was selected to attend the highly competitive Tin House Writers Workshop, and in 2016 she received a work-study scholarship to Sean Murphy and Tania Casselle’s writing workshop at Ghost Ranch. As curriculum director of Taos Institute of Arts, she produced hundreds of workshops in the literary and visual arts.

Susan enjoys participating in readings, presenting book talks, and teaching. She's available to speak to your writers' group, book club, library, or school.

You can reach her via this website or by emailing