About Us

Utah Book Scene is mainly written and edited by Susan Phelan. Susan began loving books as a preschooler sitting on her mother’s lap, learning to read from her big sister’s books. The only time in her life she can remember not reading books on a regular basis was when her children were small. This was to keep them alive, as when involved in a good story, Susan forgets about everything around her, including starving children. Even then, she read them picture books and made up stories, sometimes to song. Their favorite was “Hair Bear.” Don’t ask Susan to sing it to you, as it would only embarrass everyone.

Susan Phelan with Mark Twain

This site combines her love of film, books, and finding out about people. Please feel free to leave comments and give ideas on what you’d like to see on this site, or simply let us know what you’re reading.