Susan is an award-winning writer who specializes in making healthcare information understandable for the consumer. She also is working on her first novel, which has nothing to do with healthcare.
She worked for nearly 20 years in corporate communications, most recently for a hospital and healthcare system in Delaware, where her work appeared on websites, blogs, and in newsletters, reports, and other marketing and patient educational publications.
She also worked as both a business editor and reporter on daily newspapers in California and Delaware. Her stories have appeared in the Bakersfield Californian, The News Journal, The Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, and Delaware Beach Life magazine, and in publications in London, England, and in the Republic of Singapore.
Susan has won numerous journalistic awards, including the 1995, George F. Gruner award for meritorious public service in journalism/awarded by the McClatchy Newspaper organization. That same year she won a first place award in the environmental category on a newspaper with a circulation 200,000 and under presented by the California Newspaper Publishers Association.
One of her personal essays, “At the Rainbow’s End,” earned the 2010, The Lewes Public Library Florence Coltman Award for creative writing. It appears in the anthology No Place Like Here.
Susan serves on the editorial board of the journal for the American Medical Writers Association, and on the council of Delaware Humanities.
She has a bachelor of arts degree in English from California State University, Northridge, and a master of science degree in biomedical writing from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
She lives in Lewes, Delaware.
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