Susan Andra Lion is an award-winning designer, author, and illustrator with a full line of poetry drawings and a variety of decks of affirmation cards, journals, greeting cards, and prints. She has written, designed and/or illustrated many children’s and adult books, including How the Trees Got Their Voices, published by Satiama Publishing, a service mark of Satiama, LLC, and the winner of 17 national awards for writing, illustration, and design, including the Moonbeam Children’s Literacy Award and the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award; White Butterfly and Her Wings of Many Colors, winner of a eight prestigious awards, including Winner and 2016 Book of the Year, Creative Child Magazine; and Night Threads, a Weaving of Soul Stories from the Dreamtime, a Nautilus Gold Winner, Inner Prosperity & Right Livelihood category, Independent Press Distinguished Favorite, Inspiration category, and 2019 Next Generation Indie Finalist, New Age category. Night Threads is an illustrated book of short stories for adults using her magical, movie-like dreams as a foundation for expressing universal symbolism and soul connections that all humans have. Her Spontaneous Sacred Spaces, a pocket-sized book of portable Earth altars, has a fold-out altar on each spread, along with a short meditation. It is a two-award COVR recipient, Retailer’s Choice and Winner.
Sue is also a fine artist and works in colored pencil and pastel. Her work has been displayed in galleries, exclusive shows, and many private collections. As a graphic designer, Sue has worked in high end agencies, corporate visual communications, and currently operates her own graphic design studio, Sue Lion :: ink. Her clients include healthcare, environmental, and high tech industries, and also many small, independently-owned businesses and book authors.
Tell me about your latest book and what inspired you to write it?
Fox Light is a collection of short stories based on my experiences of something magical happening in my life. I saw my beloved dog’s blue, ethereal spirit rise from her body. I’ve had Beings hike with me, transparent though they were. I’ve had a connection to the workings of the earth that have lifted me to a different plane. I believe we all have these magical moments, if we are willing to let go of our preconceived notions about how things work. Too often we say, “that can’t be” or “it’s just a figment of your imagination” and the magic that presented itself disappears. I hope my book helps people be more aware of the magical moments in their own lives and revel in their bigger world.