It is rumored that the first word SUE ROSS ever uttered gave her such satisfaction that she said it twice, “Author! Author!” Finding stories in everything she does, Sue has made her living as a non-profit administrator and small business owner throughout her career. Her checkered past has provided her with opportunities to revel in language, whether through structured business plans, reports, grant applications, marketing materials (print and online); or speeches, presentations, and letters that lift and inspire.
Currently, Sue is revising her completed manuscript for GOLANSKI’S TREASURES, a character-driven novel about a Holocaust survivor who travels to Poland to reconnect with his past, and discovers that the choices we make frame our destiny – and the treasures we seek are not always what we might anticipate. To avoid postpartum blues, once the book is finished she intends to begin work on a prequel to the novel. Sue is intent in focusing her life on writing and is a member of: the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA – Detroit Chapter,) the Redwoods Society Blog – and is a past member of the California Writers Club (Redwood Writers), and Sonoma Scribes critique group. Her articles have been published in “The Upbeat Times,” and she has attended three San Francisco Writers Conferences and a “Meet the Agents” event presented by WNBA.
Sue has dedicated her life writing and teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide in the interest of fulfilling the promise made to past generations . . . NEVER AGAIN! Towards that end, her writing has been augmented by rigorous preparation to become a Holocaust Memorial Center Docent in Farmington Hills, Michigan, where over 55,000 children (80,000 people altogether) pass through the Center’s doors annually. She is currently a Senior Consultant and former member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Sonoma State University, a member of Temple Shir Shalom in West Bloomfield, Michigan; and formerly Vice President for Development and Public Relations at Spertus Center for Jewish Learning in Chicago. Sue lives in Farmington, Michigan with her domestic partner and three cats.
Sue’s writing is inspired by one of her personal heroes, Holocaust Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, ELIE WIESEL, who said,
Are we so naïve as to think that we can bring peace to the world through words? Yes we are. What else do we have?