Published articles

Susan has had feature articles published in The Courier-Mail QWeekend, The Weekend Australian Magazine, Bmag, as well as in Eureka Street and On Line Opinion. Here are some examples of her writing.

  • Alcohol is a sneaky, underhand bastard

    Published in The Weekend Australian Magazine.

    One woman’s heart-rending account of loving a man who is drinking himself to death. Your life is going well. And then WHAM, along comes some gut-wrenching news that rocks you to the core. I receive a...

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  • Behind The Screen

    Published in The Weekend Australia Magazine.

    Testing for prostate cancer is controversial, but ignoring the problem is worse. A bright Queensland spring day in 2011. I sit hunched next to Dad, keeping vigil as he slowly succumbs. I gaze across a wasted...

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  • A ‘slow-burn’ marketing tool becomes the community ‘glue’

    Published in Harcourt's Inside Magazine.

    Givers gain – according to David Gowdie of Harcourts Graceville, and owner of local magazine Living in The Shires. This Australia Day, Principle and Director David Gowdie of Harcourts Graceville was the proud recipient of the...

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  • 60+ Shades of Grey

    Published in The Courier-Mail's QWeekend.

    Retirement can’t dull the taste for life among a group of Brisbane men (and their dogs) who have found that the common ties of maturity can lead to new shared experiences – bottling wine, speechmaking, even line...

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  • The railway that built a state

    Published in Bmag.

    Queensland’s railway is 150 years young, writes Susan Prior. It’s Sunday morning. We settle into our seats in the Pullman sleeper carriage 1057, with its oval roof and verandas, pull-down beds and silky oak cabinetry. Originally built in 1924 and beautifully refurbished in 2002,...

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