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“I first met Suzette at the Southampton Writer’s Conference during a memoir workshop with Mary Karr. We have been writing together ever since.

Suzette has a unique ability to ask the right questions and hone in on the truth beneath the surface story. She is a critical reader yet you will never feel criticized. Her approach is thoughtful and encouraging. Plus she knows grammar!

Let Suzette sweat the comma placement and just focus on finding your story. Everyone has one.”

– Lesley Leben, MFA Stonybrook University

Your Story Finder: Your Place To Communicate Your Passion.

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“I have decided to attend the University of Pittsburgh’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program. Thank you for all of your help in that process! This was my first choice school!” – Marie

“Thanks so much for all your help!” – Eric, Harvard Law Class of Class of 2021

‘You are the first professional who has helped our family with an application process. If everyone is as fabulous as you, I wish we had done this earlier.” – Mindy, parent of OT applicant

“Suzette is all about integrity; she doesn’t write essays for the kids (and indeed discourages much adult editing).

She’s great at drawing out the kids’ personalities and individual experiences and helping them find a compelling way to tell their own stories.” – Kyra, Parent of U Penn ’21, Wesleyan ’23

“From the moment I met Suzette at the Southampton Writers Conference, I knew we were kindred spirits. Her no-nonsense, direct, yet supportive approach has helped me find the courage to write authentically about painful family relationships and has also helped me focus my story.

She has a stick-to-it-tive-ness that is truly formidable, and it rubbed off on me. I have produced more written material in the five years of knowing her than ever in my life.

She made me think I could do it. It’s like having a little cheerleader in your pocket. For anyone who has ever dreamed about writing her story but didn’t know where to start, Suzette’s the one who will help make your dream a reality.” -Anne Hansen, Director of Gadget Writing


What would you begin writing if you knew you would die soon? 

Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

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