Hi there! Welcome to my About page.
My family and I moved to the USA from the United Kingdom back in 1980.
I left behind the daily grunt of working on three farms and a British way of life. Tea and crumpets, and all that good stuff.
I now live in sunny central Florida with my ever-so-patient husband whom I met in 2000.
Before meeting my hubby, during the decade of 1980 to 1990, I worked for a local weekly (newspaper) shopper (putting it all together). I then changed jobs to work in a print shop, and got into graphic arts.
Ten years later, I was involved in mechanical
engineering as a junior designer. I designed and detailed parts for
automated assembly indexing machines (I have my super-talented brother
to thank for that - a Senior Mechanical Engineer!) and I totally enjoyed
doing that for a decade. What is it with me and the 'decades'?
Since 2010, it seems I've been glued to this chair, staring at multiple computer screens, and going cross-eyed in the process.
Why? Well, it all started with my desire to have my own website! My host is the best: Solo Build It!, (formerly named SBI). I love the thrill of setting websites up. Then comes the hard work. Making them pay for themselves!
For those of us on the shy side, having a website is the perfect vehicle to get yourself out into the world. It's a massive calling card. Even so, you have to promote.
As much as I'm against (read: don't like) all the social platforms, they have made themselves a necessary evil. I've had to resort to spreading the word mostly via Facebook. To sell my books directly, I use Amazon AMS ads and social media.
Since 2010, I've
been creating books. Lots of them. Did I say I enjoy creating things?
Ha! I dedicate this website to the books (not all!) that I have
available at Amazon.com under Author Susan Gast.
It's probably the
second-most visited page on someone's site. Why is that? It's human
nature to be curious about who's behind the site. I know I always check
out someone's 'about' page. Yeah, call me nosy, if you want. I'm always intrigued to learn where they came from, and what inspired the site.
This is the page where I'm supposed to list all the great things I've done, who I've done them with, and so on. I'm sorry to disappoint you! I've nothing so glamorous to share.
When you get to my age, you realize you are who you are and that's it. I am who I am. I've not done anything super famous, nor do I wish to be super famous. (I achieved that goal!) LOL.
It takes time to figure out who you are, IMHO. That comes with age and experience (AKA "wisdom"). What was so dang important in your twenties and thirties seems so trivial when you reach retirement age in your sixties.
I'm very proud to announce my very first audiobook. It's called, "You Can Quit Drinking... if you want to."
Yes, it's about quitting the booze. I haven't touched a drop since January 17, 1998, and this audiobook (and related eBooks and paperbacks in the 'Sobriety Help menu) covers the topic in detail. I'm here for ya!
Also, here's my second audiobook about how to store food for long-term safe storage: Easy Food Dehydrating and Safe Food Storage
I had a total blast making the audiobooks. If creating your own audiobook is something you'd like to tackle, consider taking Derek Doepker's course called 'Audiobooks Made Easy.'
It's actually the first course I've ever TOTALLY completed from start to finish!
For a limited time, Derek's offering 20% off the entire course... here's your link to go check it out.
Of course, I'm an affiliate! This program helped me produce my first 6-hour and 28-minute audiobook—correctly—FIRST TIME OUT THE GATE!
Without Derek's course, I would have been clueless about:
Save the stress, time, and hassle, and
do it right, the first time... Thanks to Derek!
If you purchase Derek's Audiobooks Made Easy course through Susan's link, it means she will receive a commission. It helps her keep the lights on!
If you’ve got a question about anything on my site, I will surely do my best to come up with an answer! Give me about a day… VISIT HERE to send me your email.