At our next MOPS meeting, this Tuesday Sept. 27, we will have a guest speaker who is currently a New York Times Bestselling author! How exciting is that?! Susy Flory is currently #3 on the nonfiction list for a memoir she co-wrote with blind 9-11 survivor Michael Hingson, Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero .
Susy loves to write big stories with happy endings that inspire and challenge readers to a life of passion, boldness, and adventure. She will be sharing with us about the topic of friendship and how it relates to chocolate! Yum!
She is the daughter of a Texas cowboy and grew up on the back of a quarter horse in Castro Valley. She took degrees from UCLA in English and psychology and has a background in journalism, education, and communications. She first started writing at the Newhall Signal with the legendary Scotty Newhall, an ex-editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and a one-legged cigar-smoking curmudgeon who ruled the newsroom from behind a dented metal desk where he pounded out stories on an Underwood Typewriter. She taught high school English and journalism, then quit in 2004 to write full time for publications such as Focus on the Family, Guideposts Books, In Touch, and Today’s Christian Woman.
Susy is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), and a CLASS certified speaker. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Robert, and their two children.