Susan Sanford Blades (first name: Susan, last name: Sanford Blades) is a writer living in Victoria, BC. When not writing, she works as an editorial assistant for Theory & Psychology, does freelance editing, and raises three boys. In Spring 2016 she received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Victoria, with Lorna Jackson as her supervisor.
Her debut novel, Fake It So Real, was published by Nightwood Editions in October, 2020. Her short fiction has been anthologized in The Journey Prize Stories 32: The Best of Canada’s New Writers, and has been published widely in literary magazines across Canada, as well as in the United States and Ireland. She is at work on her second novel.