Writer in Residence; Director, Creative Writing Programs
BA, Portland School of Art, Portland, Maine
Suzanne Strempek Shea is the author of five novels: Selling the Lite of Heaven
, Hoopi Shoopi Donna
, Lily of the Valley
, Around Again
, and Becoming Finola
, published by Washington Square Press. She has also written three memoirs, Songs From a Lead-lined Room: Notes - High and Low - From My Journey Through Breast Cancer and Radiation
; Shelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama and Other Page-Turning Adventures From a Year in a Bookstore
; and Sundays in America: A Yearlong Road Trip in Search of Christian Faith
, all published by Beacon Press.
Winner of the 2000 New England Book Award, which recognizes a literary body of works’ contribution to the region, Suzanne began writing fiction in her spare time while working as reporter for the Springfield (Massachusetts) Newspapers and the Providence Journal (Rhode Island). Her freelance work has appeared in Yankee magazine, The Bark magazine, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Organic Style and ESPN the Magazine.
She lives in Bondsville, Mass., with her husband, Tommy, a columnist for The Republican
newspaper in Springfield, Mass., and their two dogs, Tiny and Bisquick.
To learn more about Suzanne Strempek Shea visit her web site - http://suzannestrempekshea.com/sss/