Susan E. Lindsey is the author of Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia and coauthor and editor of Speed Family Heritage Recipes. She has also published a number of essays and short stories.
Lindsey earned a bachelor's degree in communication from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington state before starting a nearly 20-year career in corporate communication and public relations. She then launched Savvy Communication, an editing business she's operated for the past 10 years.
Lindsey is frequently invited to speak on a range of topics, including writing advice, self-editing, conducting research, and vetting and working with editors. She's spoken before diverse groups, including the World Affairs Council of Louisville and the Liberian Studies Association, and at universities, writing workshops and conferences, book festivals, churches, and museums.
She currently lives in a Victorian-era home in Louisville, Kentucky, and writes in an office with a bay window overlooking the garden.
HOME: Louisville, KY
COFFEE: Black, no sugar
FAVORITE WRITERS: Erik Larson, Harper Lee, John Steinbeck, Jamie Ford, Jodi Picoult, David McCullough, Barbara Kingsolver, and many more
Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia (University Press of Kentucky, July 2020)
Speed Family Heritage Recipes
Numerous essays and short stories; see "Books" tab