Author Archives: Susan Chiavelli

About Susan Chiavelli

Susan Chiavelli writes fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Her award winning work is forthcoming or has appeared in Miramar, The Packinghouse Review, bosque, The Los Angeles Review, The Louisville Review, New Millennium Writings, Minnetonka Review, Buzz, Rare Feathers, Askew, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the Chattahoochee Review’s Lamar York Nonfiction Prize for “Death, Another Country,” also named a notable essay by Best American Essays. Susan was raised in Seattle, Washington and lives with her husband, Dennis, in Santa Barbara, California.

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You are seven years old again. Mom’s going through your closet and trying to find a dress for you to wear to the Christmas party at the Nile Country Club. It’s supposed to be a special party for children. You … Continue reading

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