About Susan

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

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I am a photographer and writer specializing in outdoor, travel, action, and historical subjects. Specific outdoor areas of interest include hiking, running, backpacking, motorcycling, and bicycling. Historical interests include Native American and Oklahoma history.

WRITING: Susan Dragoo Publications
Recent publications include “Calculating Adventure,” in Issue 9 of OutdoorX4; “In History’s Footsteps,” in the March/April 2015 issue of Oklahoma Today; and “The Vanguard” and “Sing Us Home” in the January/February 2015 issue of Oklahoma Today. Also, “The Timeless Ouachitas” in Issue 7 of OutdoorX4 and “The New Hardest Thing” in Issue 21 of TrailGroove. Arkansas Living has also featured my work.

Other recent experience (solo and in partnership with my husband Bill) includes multiple contributions to ADVMoto/Dual Sport News, Adventure Rider Magazine and Ride Oklahoma and editing/proofreading responsibilities for all three publications. I currently serve as Copy Editor for ADVMoto and OutdoorX4. Other motorcycling publications include BMW Owner News and Rider Magazine.

Antique Store on Route 66, Erick, Oklahoma
Antique Store on Route 66, Erick, Oklahoma

PHOTOGRAPHY: Susan Dragoo Photography
My scenic photography is the sole source of artwork for the renovated Sequoyah Lodge, owned by the Oklahoma Department of Parks and Recreation. The bio placed in each guest room is attached here: Sequoyah Bio  and see Norman Transcript news article here: Norman Transcript Article  I am currently working on a commission to photograph Lake Murray State Park, which will provide the source of artwork for the new Lake Murray Lodge, which is now under construction.

Cypress Sunrise
Cypress Sunrise

My photograph, “Cypress Sunrise,” was accepted into the long-running photo competition, PhotoSpiva, and was on display at the Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Missouri from March 7 through May 3, 2015. My photographs have won third place and honorable mention recognitions in the Norman Tree Photo Contest for the past several years.

Bill Dragoo Adventure Riding Clinic July 2015
Adventure Riding on the Canadian River

My background also includes newspaper journalism and public relations. I graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in Telecommunications. Graduate degrees and a full curriculum vita are available on my Performance Excellence site: Excellence Oklahoma
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/susan.dragoo.9
Contact me at susan.dragoo@gmail.com or (405) 664-2253

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