Susy Flory is the New York Times bestselling author or co-author of sixteen books.
Her most recent book. Sanctuary (Tyndale, 2022), co-authored with Patrick Barrett, is the true story of an Irish village, a man who lost his way, and the rescue donkeys that led him home.

Susy’s 2014 book, The Unbreakable Boy, with Scott LeRette, was recently made into a major motion picture directed and adapted for film by Jon Gunn of Kingdom Story Company, the Erwin Brothers, and Lionsgate Studios. The film stars Zachary Levi and Patricia Heaton and releases in 2022.

A graduate of UCLA, Susy has a background in journalism, education, and communications. She directs West Coast Christian Writers Conference, is founder of Everything Memoir, and is working on her masters degree in New Testament from Northern Seminary.

Susy loves reading and writing stories about unforgettable people who are living lives of adventure, courage, hope, redemption, and transformation. She first started writing at the Newhall Signal with the legendary Scotty Newhall, an ex-editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and a one-legged cigar-smoking curmudgeon who ruled the newsroom from behind a dented metal desk where he pounded out stories on an Underwood Typewriter.

Susy’s runaway bestseller, Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero written with Michael Hingson, hit the New York Times bestsellers list in both hardcover nonfiction and e-book nonfiction the first week of release. Thunder Dog has also been adapted for the stage, optioned for film, and translated into over 15 languages, including German, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, and Chinese.

A breast cancer survivor, Susy celebrates life by chasing great stories in places like Cuba, Haiti, Turkey, Israel, and her own backyard. She’s written with celebrities, heroes of the faith, athletes, explorers, and the girl (and boy) next door She has a goofy ex-racehorse named Stetson, and loves hiking in the High Sierras, skiing black diamond runs whenever she can, and volunteering at her local wildlife rescue center where she helps care for injured and orphaned baby squirrels.

Other Works

  • The Sky Below

  • Miracle on Voodoo Mountain

  • The Good, The Bad, and the Grace of God

  • The Unbreakable Boy

  • Heaven Hears

  • Thunder Dog

  • Dog Tales

  • So Long Status Quo

  • Fear Not Da Vinci


Awards and Recognition

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • USA Today Bestseller
  • ECPA Bestseller
  • Amazon Kindle First
  • Amazon Daily Deal