Born in 1948, Susie read English/Drama and History of Art at the University of Bristol followed by a PGCE at Bretton Hall, University of Leeds.
She then taught English for many years, first in Sheffield and then in west London.
Susie has studied poetry writing (with the late Michael Donaghy) and taken courses on writing short fiction and family stories, with Amy Prior at Birkbeck as well as various weeks at Lumb Bank with the Arvon foundation.
Susie is married, with two sons and two young granddaughters. She is currently writing about her mother’s life and family stories.
In A Lock of Boney’s Hair traces the curious history of a relic of the Emperor Napoleon and its connections with her own family and Sir John Soane. The piece is part of a larger collection of stories connected with the life of Susie’s mother.
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