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Athletic author catches her breath

By January 16, 2023No Comments
Marwayne’s Susanna Pankiw, pictured during a hike in Canmore, has self-published the third and final book in her fantasy series, The War of the Dragons, under her pen name S.J. Walker. The new book is called The Wings of Change and is available on Kindle. Pankiw is retired school teacher who loves to run. Supplied Photo


That’s all she wrote, but there’s likely more to come. 

Marwayne author and runner, Susanna Pankiw, is catching her breath after finishing the third and final book of her fantasy fiction series War of the Dragons.

The Wings of Change was released over Christmas and is available on Kindle under Pankiw’s pen name S.J. Walker.

Just like her first two books in the series, The Legend of the Stone and the Embryo and Breaking the Illusion, the reader is transported into a make believe world of dragons and magic where anything can happen and certainly does, according to her publicist.

This book is also a fantasy where good versus evil on different levels. 

Battling fantastical creatures and warring dragons, main characters Reollyn and Arvandar must find the courage and strength to overcome the powers that seek to destroy their world. 

The book is targeted for readers aged 15 and up. 

Pankiw writes full time since she took early retirement in 2021 following a 29-year teaching career with the Buffalo Trail Public School Division.

She spent her last 15 years in the classroom teaching a Grade 3-4 class in Dewberry.

Pankiw was also a liaison with the Vermilion Standard and the Vermilion Voice newspapers and got her start in self-publishing with a children’s book, What’s My Colour using her real name.

Pankiw is well known in local running circles and paced the last two legs of the Iron Horse Ultra (38.33 km) last fall for one of her running friends.

She lives year round in Marwayne with her family, two dogs and several cats.