Suzanne Strempek Shea is facilitator of Bay Path’s summer Creative Writing Field Seminar in Ireland. She is also the university’s Writer-in-Residence and an instructor in our MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing program. The latest of her eleven books are the biography This Is Paradise and the novel Make a Wish But Not For Money. Her memoirs include Songs from a Lead-lined Room, Shelf Life, and Sundays in America. Suzanne won the 2000 New England Book Award for the contributions her books have made to the literature of the region. She’s been featured on NBC’s “Today” and National Public Radio, and in USA Today, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post. She has freelanced for publications including The Boston Globe, The Irish Times, Yankee, and Bark.