About Suzanne

Suzanne is a qualified journalist with more than 20 years’ experience. She has written for many publications during this time, including: AMG Magazine, The New Internationalist, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Big Issue, The Review Independent Monthly, Building Australia, Boardwalk Magazine, Australian Property Investor, Hotel, Motel & Resort News amongst many others.

In addition to this, Suzanne also worked in Media Relations, Corporate Communications and taught Journalism/Writing in the Creative Industries at QUT in Brisbane. Suzanne has a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing from QUT and is completing her Master of Arts, Creative Writing at Macquarie University.

Suzanne’s short stories and poetry have been published in Compassion: A Creative Anthology, The Quarry Journal, Grapeshot Magazine, Studio Magazine, Time Off and Heretical magazines. Suzanne is currently writing a novel about women fighting in the war in Syria, which will be finished in 2017.

In 2006, Suzanne’s short story The Wall came 6th out of 300 entries in the Amazon Shorts, Short Story competition and in 2011 she received a Highly Commended Award from the Sunshine Coast Literary Association for her poem, Breathe.

Suzanne taught Academic English at UQ College in Brisbane for three years.

In 2017, Suzanne published Freedom Writing compiling her research, personal and others’ experiences with writing therapy, and her workshop exercises she wrote to introduce this to others. Suzanne experienced freedom through writing therapy many years ago and since then has been running workshops to assist people to access this freedom through writing therapy. Suzanne continues to use writing therapy effectively within her life and shares her personal story in Freedom Writing and at her workshops.

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4 thoughts on “About Suzanne

  1. One of the best teachers for whom I could’ve asked. I felt compelled to attend every one of her classes and ensure that the quality of work I handed in was of the upmost standard and representation of my learning ability.

    From day one she stood a mark of inspiration for my own journey as a writer and I feel I will always acknowledge her part in shaping the journalist I have become.

    I am privileged to have been one of her students. On a greater note, as friends, Suzanne still inspires me.

    1. Hi RIP, thank you so much! What a lovely message, that means a lot to me. 🙂 You were an excellent student, I was glad I could teach you, and you’re a good friend to me now.
      Thanks again for your lovely words. 🙂

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