Suzanne was an invaluable writing coach as I wrote the complete first draft of my coming of age memoir. For three years her insightful questions and suggestions made me think! Initially, she helped me with the story development and advised me to write an outline to act as a story guide. After that she reviewed chapter drafts every month, giving me helpful notes on story flow and expression of themes. She was always encouraging and positive.
“God of Confusion”
Suzanne is an amazing writer, ghostwriter, editor and publishing consultant. She helped transform my manuscript from a basic recitation of chronological facts into a beautifully crafted memoir. She helped me find my own “voice”! I was faced with a quick deadline for my project and Suzanne worked expeditiously to ensure the manuscript was completed on time and of the finest quality. I could not ask for a better product and will certainly be calling upon her services in the future.
Singing in My Own Key: A Vocalist’s Triumph Over Stroke, Forza Press
I appreciate and admire Suzanne’s work and professionalism. I think she may be the finest editor I’ve ever encountered in my long publishing career. She gives attention to both the small and large things that make up a good story, from the well-crafted sentence to the pivotal scene. Thanks to her, my memoir is far more compelling than I would have thought possible.
Star Map: A Journey of Faith, Doubt, and Meaning, Freethought House
Suzanne is incredibly talented. Her approach leaves her writing students well grounded in the genre and prepared to take their work to the next level.
Social Media Just for Writers, ACT Communications
Suzanne is a thoughtful and perceptive writing coach. She listens before she advises.I credit Suzanne with helping me publish seven short memoir pieces in nine months. Her help has been invaluable! She takes your writing seriously, bringing her experience and knowledge to bear in reading your work for both content and style. She is willing to “hash out” a tricky bit or help make a difficult choice in any phase of the creation of your narrative—from initial ideas, to drafts, to editing, to proofreading.
It would be hard to find another writer, editor and teacher of Suzanne’s caliber. A student of hers for more than a decade, I’ve found that her expert guidance has enabled me to develop my writing skills in an atmosphere of support and encouragement. Suzanne amazes me with her ability to skillfully cut through excess verbiage. Her invaluable suggestions, insights, and extensive knowledge of the craft have inspired me to complete a book about growing up in the redwoods of Humboldt County.
Among the Silent Giants: A Young Girl’s True Adventures in a Wild Country
National Indie Excellence Book Award
Los Angeles Book Festival Award
San Francisco Book Festival Award
I hired Suzanne to help me organize the vast amount of material I had gathered for a nonfiction book. Her careful reviews of my outlines and chapters, suggestions for development, and questions where clarifications were needed have been a tremendous help. She reviewed my book proposal as well and advised me about launching an author website and blog. Suzanne is friendly and knowledgeable with useful, creative ideas. She knows the publishing business and her writing skills are impressive.
The Monumental Andes (University of Utah Press, Fall 2024)
What a wordsmith extraordinaire! Suzanne took my idea for a book and expertly wrote a proposal that sold. She helped me articulate the book’s essence. Anyone who needs a book writing partner, editor, or proposal writer, Suzanne is a gem.
The Fearless Fish Out of Water: How to Succeed When You’re the Only One Like You, Wiley
Suzanne is my mentor, teacher, coach, and editor. I came to her memoir class eight years ago with a story and subsequently published it in Imitation Fruit Literary Journal. Four other stories Suzanne helped me with were published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. With her help, I’m now completing a book of cat rescue stories. And to think it started with one class!
Writer and Veterinary Technician
Suzanne’s professionalism and attention to detail is impeccable. She reviewed my memoir and gave me valuable feedback. I will always appreciate her objectivity, her highly constructive tone, and her dedication.
Suzanne’s professional integrity is impeccable and her skills in helping me go deeper into what I was trying to say are just the beginning of a long list of accolades. Writing memoir takes time, trust, and making it through repeated challenges. It is very therapeutic, and Suzanne can track the mysteries of the emotional landscape with tenderness and understanding. With Suzanne, writers can soar.
Queen of Hearts: A Memoir of Sexual Awakening, Monkfish Book Publishing
Suzanne is a creative, innovative, personable, and supportive editor. I cannot recommend her more highly.
The Spiral of Healing, Xlibris
When my confidence was low and I wanted to give up writing my book, Suzanne urged me on. When writers’ block stalled me, Suzanne found a way to get me going again. When I struggled to find just the right word, Suzanne made good suggestions. I can truthfully say that I wouldn’t and couldn’t have done it without her.
Bake Yourself Happy: Cookie Recipes for Beating the Blues
Breaking Bread: Step by Step to Perfect Muffins, Biscuits, and Loaves