Susanne was born and raised in the small Delta town of Rosedale, Mississippi. After earning her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi, she worked at Ole Miss and Penn State University, Mont Alto. She is currently an administrator in marketing and professional development with Manito, Inc. in Pennsylvania. Susanne is a freelance writer in her spare time and is the author of Sapphire, Ruby, and Other Southern Jewels and 365 Realistic Prayers for Today's Busy Teen (Summer 2010). She has also been published in numerous magazines. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Charles, and their son, Carter.