Educated at Concordia University and Ryerson, Susan Doherty has worked at Maclean’s Magazine and the International Herald Tribune, and she ran her own advertising production company for 20 years. Her debut novel, A Secret Music, was published in 2015. Research for her novel led her to the Douglas Hospital, and ten extraordinary years as a volunteer with people suffering from extreme psychosis. The Ghost Garden is the culmination of her work in the excavation of mental illness. Susan’s affiliations include: the YMCA, the Douglas Institute, the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Quebec Writers’ Federation and Nazareth House, a shelter for the homeless and addicted.