About Susan

Susan worked for The Miami Herald and interned at The New York Times. Susan went on to Maclean's, Canada's weekly news-magazine. There, she began to do both investigative reporting and feature writing. Her first investigative story at Maclean's examined the exotic wildlife trade in North America and was nominated for a National Magazine Award. In 2007, Mariatu Kamara, a child victim of the Sierra Leone war, asked Susan to write her memoir. That book, Bite of the Mango, went on to become an international hit. 

Today, Susan's writing appears in The Sunday Times Magazine , Times (London), The Walrus, GlamourMarie ClaireMSThe Guardian, ElleNewsweek/Daily Beast etc. Her books have been published in more than 35 countries. Some of her stories have been adapted into documentary films. Susan is a descendant of eleven United Empire Loyalists; eight founding fathers of Connecticut; and Scottish horse thieves.

Literary Agent, Rob Firing, Transatlantic Agency, rob@transatlanticagency.com