Susan’s career as a writer spans more than 30 years and includes experience as a journalist, speechwriter, copywriter, ghost writer and author. Her debut novel, THE HISTORY TEACHER, won an Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY Award) in the Best Regional Fiction category in 2020.
A graduate of Barnard College, she also writes under the name Susan Dynerman. In the 1990s, Susan wrote (or co-wrote) two books on the politics of parenting, including ARE OUR KIDS ALL RIGHT?, a Parents’ Choice selection. An advocate for enlightened family leave and childcare policies, she was featured in major media, including NBC’s Today Show and USA TODAY. During that time, she also contributed feature stories to THE WASHINGTON POST.
Susan’s ghostwriting clients have included authors under contract to major publishers (Penguin, Da Capo Press, Hay House), and her ghostwriting credits include an international bestseller. In addition to IPPY and Parent’s Choice awards for her own books, Susan has won numerous awards for copywriting including three ADDY Awards (AAF, Washington, DC).
THE HISTORY TEACHER
During the blizzard of 1978, a woman is discovered face down at the edge of her Delaware estate, a dog half-dead by her side. Nearby, a CIA officer lies buried under two feet of snow. Their secret meeting—sabotaged. When Emma Quinn gets a call in her Manhattan apartment—your grandmother, found dead—she has no reason to suspect foul play. But she is drawn into an intrigue that harks back to the beginnings of the Cold War—and forced to confront the truth about her family and history as we know it.