Author and Screenwriter
Susan is an author and an educator. She currently lives in Belleville with her family but she has lived globally spending time in Mexico, where she worked as an educational leader, and The United States, where she obtained her Master of Education. She is passionate about education and teaching at-risk students. Susan loves the courage those students have because they keep showing up even in the face of frustration. She bounces manuscript ideas off them to keep it real and get their feedback.
Susan studied writing at Humber School for Writers with Richard Scrimger, the Humber School of Comedy with Lorne Frohman. She also completed a Screenwriting Skills Master Class with Linda Aronson.
Her screenwriting is getting international notice. Susan’s short screenplay, “Marilyn in the Mirror” has won the Atlanta Women’s Film Festival, been a semi-finalist in the Vancouver Badass Film Festival, received honourable mention in The Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards and been an Official Selection for both the L.A. Independent Women Film Awards and the Toronto Indie Shorts Film Festival!
Susan’s poetry was featured in “And Left A Place to Stand On”, an anthology about Al Purdy. Her short story, Stalling for Time, won third place in the Adult Prose category at The Elora Writers Festival. Her newest novel, Outlet River, is set in Sandbanks Provincial Park where her family has spent many nights camping together.