As an essayist, Susan writes about love, loss and mindfulness.

Her debut novel When Love Was Clean Underwear was selected by Ann Hood as the winner of the Many Voices Project’s Fiction Prize 2007. With her sister artist Sarah Barr, she published the children’s picture book Mary Mulgrew, What Did You Do? A Pushcart nominee, her work has appeared in Watershed Reviewr.kv.r.y. quarterly literary journal and Literary Mama among other. Her short story “Town Watch” was anthologized in South Philly Fiction.

For nearly a decade, Susan has taught creative writing through her workshops, as well as undergraduate and graduate classes at Temple University and Rosemont College. She holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars.

A student of writing and mindfulness, she tries to practice each every day.