Susan Bateman (1948-) was born in Danville, Illinois, but spent most of her childhood in New Mexico and Texas. She taught school for 30 years in small rural communities in North Central Texas. Susan wrote her first book at the age of nine, her first play at the age of 12, then took a hiatus to teach school after college. She has a Master's degree in Education and loves to read, write, and to share. Writing is one way she can share her Christian faith. Each of her works shows ordinary people learning about the extraordinary power of God. Susan writes under the names: Susan Bateman and the pen name S.B.Roth.