Susan Jackson Rodgers grew up in Connecticut and New York City.  She earned her B.A. from Bowdoin College in Maine, her M.A. from Kansas State University, and her M.F.A. from Bennington College.  She is the author of the novel This Must Be the Place (Switchgrass Books, 2017), and two story collections:  The Trouble With You Is (Mid-List Press, 2004) and Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6 (Press 53, 2012).  Her fiction has appeared in journals such as New England Review, North American Review, Glimmer Train, Beloit Fiction Journal, Quick Fiction, Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, and AGNI.  Her nonfiction can be found in Brevity, the RumpusRiver Teeth, and Poets & Writers.

Susan is the past recipient of two Kansas Arts Commission Fellowships and two Pushcart Prize Special Mentions, and winner of the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition.  She taught at K-State for many years, and now lives in Corvallis, Oregon, where she is a professor of creative writing and literature at Oregon State University.