Sue’s life has taken her from a childhood in New York, to student life in Connecticut and Boston, to adulthood in London where she still lives with her husband. Her two grown sons are now off on their own journeys. Her work reflects her travels with much of it now focused in Cambodia, both as a writer and teacher.

Sue is the founder of Writing Through, a program which uses the creative writing of poetry and short stories to develop English fluency, conceptual thinking and self-esteem. Although it began as a program serving Cambodian students and teachers, it now reaches out to some of the most at-risk populations around the world . Sue has lectured widely on her work in such universities as The University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Wesleyan University, Canterbury Christ Church University, Wheelock College in Singapore, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Yale-NUS, and others.

Huh? What Did They Say?

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There’s a lot of serious stuff going on these days and, to be honest, I’m in the need for a bit of fun. Plus, it’s the middle of August, and here on my island home that means the height of …

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Navigating Through the Storms

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At the beginning of July, we moved out of the UK. That move after 26 years — a lifetime, really — coincided with the storm brought about by the Brexit referendum. There’s no need to describe what that was like. …

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Where Do Poems Come From?

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Here’s a little story….. In 2008, when I was promoting my first novel, Tangled Roots, I was interviewed by a BBC affiliate radio station. It was one of my first ever radio interviews and I was both excited and nervous. It …

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