Susie is a full-time freelance writer currently working on her memoir, “The Veterinarian’s Wife,” to be published in 2021. She pens a regular food and gardening column with her own byline in her local newspaper, The Newnan-Times Herald, in a lovely southern town 45 minutes from Atlanta. She has also been published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Herstryblg.com. She maintains a gardening blog www.onehappygardener.wordpress.com and a word-nerd blog https://susieberta.blogspot.com. She is a member of The Author’s Guild, Atlanta Writing Club, 3-Hearts Writing Group, and “Carpe Diem!” a small but discerning book club.
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Susie and her husband, Rick, a veterinarian, have lived in Newnan since 1977, where they raised two boys and have 2 grandchildren. She has retired from a long career as a professional vocalist/performer, having sung for many years with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus, touring Europe with the chorus. She has performed in many venues, including Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre in "The Music Man," and the Rialto Theater where she wrote and starred in her one-woman show, "All Grown Up." As an empty nester she earned a BFA degree in Art.
She will never retire from writing.