The Multi-Talented Susan Joyner-Stumpf - Poet, Writer, Author, Graphic Artist & More

Susan Joyner-Stumpf
Susan Joyner-Stumpf

Susan Joyner-Stumpf - Poet, Writer, Author, Graphic Artist & More

Susan Joyner-Stumpf is immensely talented. I have discovered Susan on the popular writing community that is known to all as writing.com and right then I knew that she was something truly special. Not only is she a (dark, abstract) poet, short story writer, novelist, and published author, but she is also a graphic artist, a book cover designer, a web page designer, a greeting card designer, a transcriptionist, and a Tennessee Walking Horse breeder. That is a very impressive resume of talents. I would classify this remarkable woman as a “triple-threat”, since she excels in everything she does, though triple is probably not enough. She has accomplished so much over the years, so let’s take a look at all of her accomplishments in the creative arts and beyond.

Some of Susan's latest releases

Here are a few of the incredible books most recently released by Susan.

Books

To-date Susan has published 18 poetry books, some of which also include short stories and even lyrics.

  • Dreaming White Horses
  • Tortured Light (Publish America - 2008)
  • Crimson Whispers (Author House - 2008)
  • The Ragdoll Chronicles: Poems and Short Stories (Publish America - 2009)
  • Grief Shards and Other Remains (Publish America - 2011)
  • Language of Moon (Lulu - 2012)
  • Midnight Over Venus (PDMI - 2013)
  • Fatal Oblivion (Lulu - 2013)
  • Soul Notes (Lulu - 2013)
  • Song of the Wood (Lulu - 2013)
  • Puncture Beyond Emerald (Lulu - 2013)
  • My Skin Doesn't Fit My Soul (Lulu - 2014)
  • Wolf Songs (Lulu - 2014)
  • Soul Shores (Lulu - 2014)
  • Nothing But Love (2014)
  • Killing Angels (CreateSpace - 2015)
  • Hoofprints (Lulu - 2015)
  • Sisters (CreateSpace - 2015)

These books feature all her poetic creations and short stories. They are amazing, enjoyable, and quite a treat. Some of the topics that Susan covers in these books include love, sorrow, joy, being an abuse survivor, and philosophical opinions of her worldviews. She also writes about animals a great deal, especially her own animals, who have been her greatest teachers.

Her books can be found online on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, among other online retailers, and on her publishers' websites.

Besides these books Susan is also working on her first (thriller) novel, which is a diary of a serial killer.

Writing

Susan has written over twenty-five hundred poems, one hundred short stories, and about ten novels. Besides showcasing her writing in her books, Susan also showcases her writing on many online writing communities and other social sites where she has established a devoted fan base. Among these sites are writing.com (where she has a huge writing portfolio), authorsden.com, Facebook, and MySpace. She also publishes her writing on her blogs.

Praise for Susan Joyner-Stumpf's Books and Writing

Susan’s writing and her books have received lots of praise and positive feedback that only propels her to dive deeper into the world of writing and bring amazing new creations to life for others to enjoy. No matter what Susan brings to life, everything is filled with a great deal of emotion, passion, and honesty. Everything you read will connect with you and touch you in some way.

Awards, Accolades, Achievements

Being deeply immersed in writing and being so talented in this creative art, Susan has earned many accolades to add to her impressive resume of talents. Among these are Editor’s Choice Awards for outstanding achievement in poetry for six straight consecutive years in a row, and a large number of recognition statements, ribbons, trophies, poet of the year statuses and three-time poet of the month winner on the prestigious writing community – writing.com. And that’s not all. Susan has won many local and international creative writing contests that go back as far as grade school. She has publications in multiple anthologies such as The American Poetry Society, Modern Poets of America, Rolling Thunder Press, and Far Space, just to name a few. She has honorable mentions in many other writing outlets. That is a remarkable feat and it shows just how amazing and immensely talented Susan really is. I will not be surprised if she adds many more accolades to her already long list of those she has already earned to-date.

Graphics and Book Covers

Graphics is another specialty of Susan’s. The graphics that she creates will astound you and take your breath away. I can only wish I could create such phenomenal works of art. Maybe one of these days it might happen. For now, I will immerse myself in Susan’s graphics, which I can’t get enough of, as they not only inspire me a great deal but they touch me in many ways. You can check out her graphics on her Facebook Graphic Art Page.

On top of creating graphics Susan also creates images that showcase her remarkable poetry. She also designs amazing book covers. She has designed book covers for her books and for books of other authors. She can do just about anything, so if you are planning to publish a book and are looking for a book cover, she is the one to turn to. You will be amazed at what she will do for your book. And if you want to showcase your poem in a graphic or image she can do that too.

Susan's All Occasion Cards

Being both a graphic artist and a poet, Susan has combined her two talents to create her very own greeting cards that feature beautiful graphics and beautiful writing that will resonate with you, make you laugh, touch your heart and more. She has created greeting cards for many different occasions. Her greeting cards come with writing already featured on them, but she also created cards that are blank, for those who want to write their own verses and greetings. I am sure that if someone wanted to say something specific to their special someone, but wasn’t sure what to write, Susan would gladly write a verse (or two) and make a custom greeting card for that person. New greeting cards are being created, so there is always something new to browse through and pick out for that special person in your life. You can check out her greeting cards on Facebook: Susan's All Occasion Cards

Susan's Love for Animals

Among her many talents in the creative arts, Susan is passionate about animals, especially horses and wolves. She raises and breeds Registered Tennessee Walking Horses. She lives on a 60-acre horse ranch that she proudly named Rainbow Walkers, which is situated in the beautiful, majestic Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The books that she has published have been dedicated to animals and plenty of poems in the books are written about them.

© 2011 Lena Kovadlo

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lovebuglena 16 months ago from Staten Island, NY Author

fpherj48 - Thank you! She is very talented. Honored to know her.


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fpherj48 16 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Although the "name" sounds vaguely familiar.....as though at some point I have heard a little about this talented woman....I can't say I knew all the wonderful things you've shared here.

Thank you for the education. It's always enjoyable and interesting to learn of individuals who have excelled in life. Her contributions are outstanding.

This voted way UP+++ & tweeted....Peace, Paula


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lovebuglena 3 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

goego - Thank you! Hope you check out Susan's books...


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goego 3 years ago from Loserland

Very nice!!!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I had to read this again.. what an amazing hub about a wonderful writer and poet.. and she is so talented with graphics etc. this is a wonderful hub.

debbie


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lovebuglena 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Yeah, you should. I have two of her books. She is really talented. And her words will move you.


Nicola ward 4 years ago

I must check out Susan's books some time. I have seen and enjoy some of her graphics which are amazing.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Lena..this is excellent hub about susan...you are amazing for writing this..she is one of my favorite authors..and you my dear is right behind her...I voted up and awesome..debbie


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Glenn Stok 5 years ago from Long Island, NY

Lena, thanks for writing this Hub about Susan. It's wonderful to see what someone can achieve and Susan sure has done so. She has applied her creativity not only in her writing, but also in other art forms. With so many various forms of expression, Susan is an excellent example for anyone to see what can be done with one's creativity.


Tom Williams 5 years ago

Susan you never cease to amaze me with all of your many wonderful talents. You are a true artist in every sense of the word. I'm honored to know you.


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Diann Polchinski 5 years ago from Orlando, Florida

Susans work, her art, writing, and gift of friendship has inspired me so much. This woman has a gift that few of us ever obtain. She can paint pictures with her words and make you want to write about her art. I look forward to following her hub and her posts on other sites.


Susan Joyner-Stumpf 5 years ago

Friends, thank YOU everyone for your support. I did want to remind all my wonderful friends that actually my good friend Lena Kovadlo from Facebook and Writing.com created THIS HUB in honor of me; I just wanted to clarify that I myself did not create this HUB, it was created for me, so please give Lena the credit. Now, leave of course your comments about the Author (me) LOL, but Lena wrote the Hub to honor my works as a Writer and a Friend. I just wanted to clarify because she worked so hard to set this up and had a lot of information to deal with. Love you all and thanks for the wonderful comments. You are the Best!!


jayakrishnan vallapuzha 5 years ago

SUSAN'S WORK IS INSPIRING.


phill jombs 5 years ago

this is more than just talent exploitation.Susan is an epitome of multi talentent being.good works


Tom Valle 5 years ago

Susan's work is the best I have ever seen, she is a true artist.


julie larson 5 years ago

Susan Joyner-Stumpf is a multi-talented writer extraordinaire who has the ability to move her readers emotions and touch their spirits. In my capacity as owner of Storystar.com, I have the priviledge of reading short stories by writers from around the world on a daily basis, and Susan's short stories are among the best that I have encountered. It is one thing to write well and keep your reader interested. It is another thing to capture their hearts and leave them breathless for more. Susan does both. She is an outstanding storyteller in every way and you will love her the moment you read one of her stories.


Sandra Riddle Culbreth 5 years ago

Susan - you are someone who truly deserves recognition for your writing & many other talents. Proud of you & this site. Keep up the good work, my friend.


Cynthia 5 years ago

Love your work Susan...proud of you!! Keep up great job!! Brightest blessings to you and yours!!


Deborah langford 5 years ago

awesome Susan.. I love this site... I am so proud of you. I am one of your biggest supporters...I will follow you anywhere.

Deborah


Ellen 5 years ago

Very nice and I have you books on my wish list.

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