This biographical article is written like a résumé. (May 2022)
Susan Dorothy Geason (born 1946) is an Australian writer of fiction and non-fiction for adults and teenagers.
Born in New Norfolk, Tasmania, to Urban James and Joan Susan (née Oakford) Geason, she grew up in Queensland and graduated from the University of Queensland with a BA in History and Politics. While living in Canada, she completed a master's degree in Political Theory at the University of Toronto.
From 1979 to 1980 Geason was a Legislative Researcher in the Parliamentary Library, Canberra, and from 1980 to 1981 was education editor of The National Times.
From 1985 to 1987, she was head of Information and Publications with the NSW State Pollution Control Commission.
From 1991 to 1997, Geason was literary editor of The Sydney Morning Herald.
Since 1987, she has worked as a freelance writer, editor and communications consultant.
The State Library of New South Wales holds the Susan Geason papers, 1989-2001, relating to the books she was writing at that time and comprising correspondence, draft manuscripts, interview notes, book plans, news clippings, research and photographs.
Geason was awarded a PhD in creative writing by the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland in 2005 for her thesis, "Under the Canopy of Heaven : Charlotte Brontë and Mary Taylor; What Mary Knew : The Relationship Between Mary Taylor and Charlotte Brontë". It was published as What Mary Knew : Mary Taylor and Charlotte Brontë in 2011.
- Shaved Fish, Allen & Unwin, 1990, ISBN 0044422741
- Wildfire, Arrow Books/Random House, 1995, ISBN 0091832160
- Dogfish: A Syd Fish thriller, Allen & Unwin, 1991, ISBN 1863730885
- Sharkbait: A Syd Fish mystery, Allen & Unwin, 1993, ISBN 1863736328
Teenage Fiction and Non-Fiction
- Great Australian Girls and the Remarkable Women They Became, ABC Books, 1999, ISBN 9780733307584
- Australian Heroines: Stories of Courage and Survival, ABC Books, 2001, ISBN 0733309666
- Death of a Princess, Little Hare Books, 2005, ISBN 9781877003905
- Rebel Girl: A Tale of Friendship and Survival in Taiping China, ABC Books, 2007, ISBN 9780733321733
- All Fall Down, Little Hare Books, 2005, ISBN 1877003867; Large print edition ReadHowYouWant, 2008
- Flight of the Falcon, Little Hare Books, 2006, ISBN 1921049367; Large print edition ReadHowYouWant, 2009
- Regarding Jane Eyre, (editor and contributor), Random House, 1997, ISBN 0091835038
- Pitt Water People : The Ivers, Young, Gould, Cashman and Lahey Families in Tasmania, Susan Geason, 2010, ISBN 9780980787900
- What Mary Knew : Mary Taylor & Charlotte Brontë, Susan Geason, 2011, ISBN 9780980787955
- People of the Plains: The Young, Gould, Cashman, Lahey, Geason and Beven Families in Tasmania, Susan Geason, 2nd ed., 2011, ISBN 9780980787931
- River Folk: The Latham, Griggs, Corbett, Oakford, Darcy and O'Connor Families in Tasmania, Susan Geason, 2nd ed., 2011, ISBN 9780980787924
- A Long Way from Tipperary: The Geason, Beven, Evans and Lynch Families in Tasmania, Susan Geason, 2nd ed., 2011, ISBN 9780987235701
Stories in Anthologies and Magazines
- An Old Husband's Tale in More Crimes for a Summer Christmas, ed. Stephen Knight, Allen & Unwin, 1991, ISBN 9781863731065
- Aint Misbehavin' in Killing Women: Rewriting Detective Fiction (essays on feminism and the PI genre), ed. Delys Bird, Angus & Robertson, 1993, ISBN 0207179484
- Conflict of Interest in Moonlight Becomes You: Crimes for Summer 6, ed. Jean Bedford, Allen & Unwin, 1995, ISBN 1863739963
- Sybilla of the Fires in Overland Vol. 138, Autumn 1995
- Totally Devoted in Shadow Alley (crime for teenagers), compiled by Lucy Sussex, Omnibus Books, 1995, ISBN 1862912408
- Green Murder in Women on the Case, ed. Sara Paretsky, Delacorte, 1996, ISBN 0385314019; & Virago, 1996, ISBN 1860491049
- Geason has had stories published in Australian Penthouse, Billy Blue Magazine, The Sun-Herald, Tages Anzeiger (Zurich), Australasian Post
- Crime Prevention: Theory and Practice, (Paul R. Wilson, co-author), Australian Institute of Criminology, 1988, ISBN 0642135576
- Designing Out Crime: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, (Paul R. Wilson, co-author), Australian Institute of Criminology, 1989, ISBN 0642143072
- Preventing Car Theft and Crime in Car Parks, (Paul R. Wilson, co-author), Australian Institute of Criminology, 1990, ISBN 0642149399
- Preventing Graffiti and Vandalism, (Paul R. Wilson, co-author), Australian Institute of Criminology, 1990, ISBN 0642149364
- Preventing Retail Crime, (Paul R. Wilson, co-author), Australian Institute of Criminology, 1992, ISBN 0642170479
- "Double Wedding Celebrated at New Norfolk". No. p. 4. The Mercury - Hobart. 24 December 1942. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- "Susan Geason". The Australian Women's Register. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- "Appointments on Probation". No. 66 - Supplement. Government Gazette of New South Wales. 14 May 1982. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- "Resignations". No. 56. Government Gazette of New South Wales. 5 May 1989. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
- "Susan Geason papers, 1989-2001". State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
- Geason, Susan (1 January 2005), Under the canopy of heaven : Charlotte Brontë & Mary Taylor ; What Mary knew : the relationship between Mary Taylor and Charlotte Brontë, The University of Queensland, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, retrieved 18 April 2018