Susan practiced law, teaches writing, and is an author.
Her non-fiction includes family and business histories, specializing in immigrant stories. Her fiction includes short stories, several of which were included in literary magazines. They were published as a collection called In the Middle of Almost and Other Stories, and one story appears in an anthology called The Corner Cafe.
Her first novel A Suitable Husband explores the political youth groups in prewar Poland through the experience of a young Jewish woman caught between the pressures of her traditional parents and those of her radical political group. It was published by Hearts Diary, an imprint of Vegawire Media.
She has recently completed a second novel called Children of Lies.
She also believes in the value of journaling, both for remembering the many remarkable things that happen every day, as well as for the health benefits of focusing on the funny, entertaining, or enchanting events that occur in our daily lives. She has assembled her ideas in a short how-to book called The Journal Project: Capturing the Magic of Family Life through Stories.