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About Me

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Though my work emerges in varied forms, it most often explores themes of creativity, art making, transformation, loss, and/or the trajectory of women’s lives.

 

I’m inspired by history, especially that of the nineteenth century, but also by our own particular moment in time.

 

I think a lot about the ways objects and houses help us imagine, experiment with and express our souls.

My experience of loss often shimmers in my work, as does my belief that at every moment, rebirth is not just possible but underway. 

Books are essential fuel for my life, creativity and craft. Once my professional reading is done for the day, I read only what captures my imagination. Depending on my mood, that might be pulp fiction or scholarly history, humor or an artist's monograph.

I'm very much a late bloomer. I didn't have the courage to begin writing until I was in my thirties and have only now, yet more decades later, returned to my childhood dream of making art.

I grew up in a small old New Jersey town and have spent twenty years each in Manhattan and coastal Florida. I now live in central North Carolina, appreciating its peace and its pine trees.

For some other perspectives on my work, click here.

Official boring long bio/introduction: Raised in Caldwell, New Jersey, Suzanne Fox earned a BA in Art History and English from Douglass College. After a decade spent in Manhattan working in business writing and marketing, she received her MFA in Writing from the Columbia University School of the Arts. Her first book, the memoir Home Life, was published by Simon and Schuster, featured in Elle and Mirabella magazines, and selected as an Editor’s Choice by the Chicago Tribune; her popular fiction, published under two pen names, has been translated into six languages.. A regular fiction reviewer for Publishers Weekly and the founder/editor of the journal Society Nineteen, Suzanne has been awarded residencies by Yaddo, the Vermont Center for the Arts, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Suzanne is a popular speaker and teacher on themes including memoir and novel writing, creativity, book and publication strategy, and journaling through caregiving and loss. Through her company, Bookstrategy Inc., she helps writers clarify their goals, process and vision; craft books with maximum authenticity and power; and map the publication and marketing strategies that will allow their work to connect most powerfully with readers. Suzanne is an accomplished artist who works in jewelry, mixed media, book sculpture and digital collage. She currently lives in Southern Pines, North Carolina. 

Official less boring short bio/introduction: Suzanne Fox holds a BA in Art History and English from Douglass College and an MFA in Writing from the Columbia University School of the Arts. Her first book, the memoir Home Life, was published by Simon and Schuster. She is a regular fiction reviewer for Publishers Weekly and the founder/editor of the journal Society Nineteen. An accomplished visual artist and inspiring teacher, Suzanne has been awarded residencies by Yaddo, the Vermont Center for the Arts, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. She currently lives in Southern Pines, North Carolina. 

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