Susan Montgomery is an artist, author, and musician who embraces life’s challenges while nurturing her creativity. Despite dealing with chronic pain and medical issues, Susan finds solace and inspiration through her artistic pursuits, leaning on her faith, family, and sense of humor for support. Her passion for exploration has fueled her recent love for watercolor painting and writing and illustrating children’s books.
During the pandemic, Susan discovered a passion for music and writing. She began composing ukulele melodies when she had to learn to play with one hand temporarily due to pain. Susan delved into self-publishing and has authored several books spanning various genres including the Ukulele Expressions series, which showcases music tailored for one-handed play, a delightful children’s book celebrating the ukulele, heartfelt Christian devotionals, and inspiring poetry reflecting her experiences with medical conditions. Each of Susan’s books includes her own illustrations, which blend art with songs, scriptures, rhymes, and other elements.
Susan is passionate about sharing her joy for the ukulele with others. In addition to writing for a popular ukulele blog, she co-founded a local ukulele club and has been writing and illustrating children’s books that introduce the instrument to young readers in fun and exciting ways.
Susan earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education from Bowling Green State University. Currently living in Bowling Green, Ohio, she loves spending time with her beloved tuxedo cat, Tracey. Susan’s creative spirit, unwavering determination, and boundless imagination continue to shape her path as she strives to inspire others through her writing, art, and music.