Susan was born and raised as a true New Yorker, in Brooklyn, and despite inhabiting three different boroughs over the years, she remains Brooklyn proud.
While Susan’s education and experience afforded her a successful and satisfying professional life, it has done absolutely nothing to prepare her for creating her own blog, An Unfiltered Wit, or writing her first book, How Old Am I In Dog Years, and other thoughts about life from the far side of the hill, that entertain her generation of pre-baby boomers and beyond. Nevertheless, she has plunged into this second career with more enthusiasm and vigor than ever before.
It was retirement that recharged an old interest in writing, and looking for something personally meaningful to do, she enrolled in a class for fledging writers. Not quite ready to tackle the great American novel, she began to write short, witty essays about life from the perspective of “a woman of a certain age.” Deciding that the world needed another Erma Bombeck and\or Nora Ephron, Susan has continued on, publishing them on her blog site twice a month.
Married, with two sons, three step-daughters, and five grandchildren, Susan promised her family that they would not become subjects of her essays. This promise did not extend to her husband, however, and the topic of marriage has been skewered on more than one occasion. Today, away from her Brooklyn roots, Susan and her husband live in Florida along with their energetic Jack Russell terrier, Sam. Her essays have appeared in The Palm Beach Post, and have been featured on the Florida Arts Radio Network and the Kravis Center’s Showcase the Writing.
Most recently, Susan’s book was selected as one of the 12 works honored at the 2016 Author’s Showcase, sponsored by the Delray Beach Library.
Long before her newfound life as a blogger, Susan earned a doctorate in Speech Pathology from Columbia University, specializing in adults with acquired neurological disorders. She was a clinician, an adjunct professor, and a consultant and educator in the field of Alzheimer’s disease.
How Old Am I In Dog Years? Is A Silver Medalist of the 2016 IPPY Awards!