Susan Campbell is an award-winning poet and co-author, with Shirley Willard, of Potawatomi Trail of Death – Indiana to Kansas – 1838. She was born in Wichita, Kansas and early on started asking questions about her Potawatomi heritage, doing research before the onset of computers.
One of those questions took her to Rochester, Indiana to do research. There she and her husband became active in the Indiana Trail of Death Association caravans and she has traveled on 4 of them, retracing the route her ancestors traveled. She is a gifted public speaker and currently serves as the secretary of the Trail of Death Association.
Susan has been writing since she was a small child. She received her B. A. from Seattle Pacific University where she was encouraged to publish some of her poetry that was later published in several magazines. Her first book of poetry is titled Stained Glass Windows.
Her third book From Manhattan to Hollywood: The Stories of Chief White Eagle, published by TCK Publishing, provides a candid look into the extraordinary life of Chief White Eagle.
She and her husband make their home on the island of Kaua’i where she is writing her next book, The House on the Ridge, about living on a small island in the middle of the Pacific.