Susan graduated from Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music in May of 1991 with a degree in Vocal Performance. As salutatorian of her 12 member class she processed to the stage with the pink banner.
You'll find her standing next to Dean Sawyer, second from the right.
Widowed in 1996, Susan set out as a single parent. In time, journal entries became typed articles, and her first story was accepted for national publication in 2005. Since that time, Susan has had numerous blog posts and stories published online and in magazines. In March 2016, she published her first book, The Great Undoing and My Journey Home.
After the success of her first CD, Life of Love, published in 2003, Susan recorded a second, titled, Accepted, in 2006. Illness slowed her creative output. But in the fall of 2019 and the spring of 2020, she uploaded two compilations of her own work, titled, Look Up and Prisoner of Hope.
While enjoying her grandchildren on music Mondays, she wrote several children's songs that are also now recorded and available on a CD, titled, Butterfly Day.
In 2010, Susan received a Mitochondrial Disease diagnosis. Ten surgeries later, she relies on Ankle Foot Orthotics and other braces for stability. Energy limitations challenge every day life. And balancing medical issues with goals and desires requires patience and perseverance.
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Fun. Unpredictable. Determined. And Talented. Susan's songs, words, and insights will stir hope, and maybe even joy, when the light grows dim and confusion clouds the day.