Susan B. Johnson is a journalist, playwright, novelist, and historian who, in 2007, was nominated for Georgia Author of the year.

For three years she wrote “Washed Up,” a weekly column for the Pulitzer Prize winning Georgia Gazette, and for four years she wrote “The Grammar Game,” a weekly column that she created for the Savannah Morning News. 

Her award-winning play, Finders Weepers, was published in 1993 and has been performed in venues across the country. A second play, Another Man’s Shoes won second place in Ohio State University’s 2002 Eileen Hackert playwriting competition.

Susan’s articles and short stories have appeared in a wide variety of national and regional publications—most recently in Warren Adler’s Short Story Winners (Stonehouse Press, 2010). In 2006 her novel Spirit Willing: A Savannah Haunting was published by Bonaventture Books, and the following year The History Press published her non-fiction book, Savannah’s Little Crooked Houses: If These Walls Could Talk, currently in its fourth printing. In 2008, she was honored to be nominated Georgia Author of the Year.


She earned a B.A. degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and M.A. from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. For seventeen years she served as head of the General Studies Department at South University in Savannah, Georgia. During the same years, she taught composition and literature at Armstrong State University.

Susan lives, writes, and paints in a “little crooked house” in the historic heart of Savannah, Georgia.