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Susan Whistler

About Susan Whistler

Susan Whistler is an essayist, fiction writer, and columnist living in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Taking inspiration from her coastal surroundings and day-to-day family life, she writes both humour and contemporary fiction and is the author and co-creator of the children's book The Great Crow Party. Originally from Newfoundland, Susan stays true to her roots as a cheerful cynic who loves cold winds and hot beverages. She can be found online at susanwhistler.com.

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Growing up in Newfoundland, long before the ubiquity of flu shots and antibacterial hand gel, my siblings and I went through more than our share of winter sickness. My mother took care of us. Mild colds and regular flus to…