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Contact Sue at 616.847.1991

Sue is the author of two memoirs, two essays-in-memoir form collections,  two craft books on how to write memoir and essays, and two poetry collections. She is also a professional speaker on such topics as sexual addiction, child abuse prevention, family dynamics, writing creative nonfiction, and her journey as a Jewish writer. She delivers presentations at colleges and universities, professional conferences, and social service organizations. She also speaks about the importance of writing your life story.

Sue has appeared on many national radio and television programs such as The View, Anderson Cooper-360, CNN-Headline News, the Discovery Channel, a John Stossel Special on ABC-TV, the Montel Williams Show, the Ricki Lake Show, the Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. She was also featured in an episode of "The Secret Lives of Women" on WE-TV. Sue teaches writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.



Acetylene Torch Songs: Writing True Stories to Ignite the Soul, forthcoming, January, 2024, from the University of Nebraska Press.


How to Survive Death and Other Inconveniences, the University of Nebraska Press, Gold Star: Foreword Reviews INDIE Book of the Year Award and The 2021 Clara Johnson Award for Women's Literature, The Jane's Story Press Foundation

The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew, the University of Nebraska Press, American Lives Series, edited by Tobias Wolff. The book was a finalist in the IndieFab Book of the Year Award.

Love Sick: One Woman's Journey through Sexual Addiction, was also made into a Lifetime Television Original  Movie.

Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You, won the Association of Writers and Writing Programs award in creative nonfiction

Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir is for beginning and experienced writers alike, and is a road map for writing life stories. It is a step-by-step guide to shaping memory into art, to turning imagery into metaphor – all the elements needed to craft raw experience into a fully formed story.