Susan Marie Brink O'Flaherty
Before menopause and covid opened up the world of writing to me, I was a Sommelier, wine broker, and restaurant consultant in Los Angeles and Ojai, California. To say I am reinventing myself at 55 is an understatement - what else would explain leaving a six-figure job with free wine in sunny California to write in Yonkers? But I did it - and I didn't do it alone. I came with my wonderful husband, Jeremiah, who is also reinventing himself, and our high-maintenance scruff, Finn (who catches every canine flu, won't eat anything, and has severe separation anxiety.) I am near my beloved NYC, where any day spent there is a fabulous day and I am writing my second novel in an old Tudor. Dreamy.
I graduated from The University of Michigan with a degree in Communications before moving to NYC, where I was a Merchandising Editor for Brides Magazine. I then spent three decades in L.A, working as a restaurant manager and Sommelier, owning two wine and gift stores, and brokering for wineries.