Susan Crossman is a freelance writer with several decades of experience in the fields of journalism, government communications, PR and marketing and her focus these days lies in the creation of business documents that build reputations and inspire commitment.
Although the work is intriguing and satisfying she’s found that inside the heart of her professional approach to words beats the jungle drum of a creative writer.
What’s a gal to do?
Widowed three years ago, Susan juggles her freelance writing work with the care and harassment of two young children and in the rare moments when she is sure no-one is looking, she sneaks off to wrestle with the untidy task of writing fiction. The result has been the publication this year of several essays in the Globe and Mail and the release scheduled for later this fall of her novel about a woman’s journey through marriage to divorce.
Skating along the theory that what she doesn’t know might hurt, Susan has worked hard to become a Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), an expert in social media marketing and search engine optimization and an awfully strong supporter of the value of chocolate as a medicinal agent. She is fluent in French and Spanish, completely comfortable with possibility and imperfection, and absolutely useless with a vacuum.