Susan Smith-JosephySusan Smith-Josephy is a writer, researcher and editor based in Quesnel, British Columbia.

Her first book, Lillian Alling: The Journey Home is a true account about a woman who, in the 1920s, walked from New York to Siberia via Canada and Alaska.

Susan is working on a number of projects including three new non-fiction books:

  • A biography of Jean Caux, the famed packer, who is known in British Columbia as Cataline
  • The exciting story of the 1914 Union Bank Robbery in Hazelton, BC
  • The disturbing tale of the missing Halden family of Quesnel, who disappeared in 1920

She has a degree in History from Simon Fraser University, and also studied journalism at Langara College. Susan has worked at various community newspapers throughout British Columbia as both a reporter and an editor. Her other interests include, but are not limited to: history, genealogy, politics, cooking, dining, travel, music, comedy, historical document rescue, theatre, reading and more. In addition to formal and life-long education, Susan credits her eclectic interests to a wide range of strange and unrelated career choices including: tax preparer, clothing store clerk, sail boat cleaner, motor vehicle office worker, industrial supply parts person, ghost writer, confidential researcher, museum exhibit curator, day care worker, short order cook, executive secretary, office temp, fundraiser, event organizer, ESL tutor, and social media content creator.