I didn’t try the Southern Chicken Pot-Pie Biscuit or any of its competition at the sixth annual International Biscuit Festival last Saturday in beautiful downtown Knoxville, Tenn. To do that, I would have had to stand in line to pay [...]
& WRITING COACH
My specialty is finding and telling authentic, meaningful stories through the lens of food. Aside from my own writing, I help chefs and others in food-related fields realize their literary dreams.
Writing a book is a daunting task for anyone, especially if you work a full-time job and prose is not your forte. That’s where I come in.
If hired to collaborate with you, I will work hard not only to help you produce a book you’ll be proud of forever, but also ensure that the journey to publication is just as rewarding.
The history and culture of the Mississippi Delta has long fascinated and mystified me. I embarked on a series of road trips to explore its distinctive foodways, from “the lobby of Peabody Hotel in Memphis to Catfish Row in Vicksburg,” and channeled my discoveries into a travel guide of sorts, with recipes.
In 2014, the Georgia Center for the Book named Eat Drink Delta one of Ten Books Every Georgian Should Read.
I collaborated with one of the country’s most innovative leaders in organic farming practices to produce this inspiring call to action, with stories, gardening tips, and simple recipe ideas.
The International Association of Culinary Professionals awarded it the top prize in the Food Matters category of their 2015 Cookbook Awards competition!
There is no way I would have been able to finish this monumental task without Susan’s incredible writing skill and encouraging spirit.
– Daron Joffe
In the acknowledgments, this award-winning Atlanta chef referred to me as his “local editor, writing coach, and surrogate wife.” He was kidding about the wife part, of course. We did work together in close partnership to execute his vision of a field guide to inspire and teach consumers to cook with locally available produce.
In its first month it was a #1 New Release on Amazon, and received positive reviews from the New York Times, Epicurious, Garden & Gun, and others.
Susan helped me realize my ‘inner voice’ and I will always appreciate that gift.
— Steven Satterfield, chef of Miller Union restaurant and author