Over the last three decades, Susan Corning has worked in rural development while living in and traveling across three continents: Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.
Her MSc. from the College of Agriculture, University of Maryland, College Park gave her access to jobs that took her to faraway locales where she worked alongside socially and economically marginalized people. This work gave her immersion in a depth of multi-cultural experiences.
See Susan’s books on her Amazon author page.
Susan’s writing journey is shaped by three pillars of her life philosophy:
- A love of all earth’s creatures
- A belief in the inherent dignity of all people
- Active solidarity with marginalized people
Places she has lived and worked include Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Peru, Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, and South Africa. She is grateful to have had the opportunity to live among many distinct cultures. Susan is passionate about the active inclusivity of diverse cultures and considers it a lifelong learning activity.
While in East Africa, Susan rescued and placed in homes over 55 abandoned pups across a four-year period. Her favorite animals include horses, dogs, elephants, cheetahs, giraffes, rock hyrax, and ankole cattle.
Susan’s hobbies include equestrian pursuits, raising hens, and gardening. She now lives on a farm in Bend, Oregon, along with her husband Roger, three dogs, two cats, six horses, and 19 chickens. She also owns a horse in Ecuador, as well as one in Kenya. Oh, and a dog (named Scruffy) in Nairobi.