Success Stories

Susan has helped a number of her students writers to self-publish their books. These writers are not unlike you. They started Writing With Susan and got the support and guidance they needed only to begin their projects but to keep on writing until they finished. Susan has helped them self-publish their books either on-line or through a local printer.

Paige Lawrence

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Paige Lawrence

First-time Connecticut author, Paige Lawrence, self-published a children’s book called “Gluten-Free Ghouls” now available on Amazon.com. The inspiration for her book came from when she developed an intolerance to gluten as an adult.

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Janina B. Nawarskas

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Janina B. Nawarskas

“One day in May, 1947, three years after a tearful separation with my family at the German border, I saw a man speak with a war refugee and walk toward me. I stared at him. He seemed to know me, but I didn’t. He stooped down and said, ‘I am your father.’ “

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Patricia Christie-Brooks

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Patricia Christie-Brooks

Patricia Christie-Brooks has self-published Grandma Olga’s Journey to America: A Story of How I Came to Be. It pays homage to her ancestors who arrived at America’s doorstep between 1836 and 1903 from Germany, England and Finland.

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Frances Segal

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Frances Segal

At 102 years old, Frances Segal has self-published three books of personal essays and poems including two that Susan helped her publish on-line, Reflection of a 98-Year-Old Late Bloomer: My Journey Through Life and My First 100 Years: 1909 to 2009.

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Barbara Armentano

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Barbara Armentano

Barbara Armentano has self-published her children’s book, The Masked Banana and Wally. It is a delightful story of a “bunch” of characters that Barbara originally wrote with her son years ago. She has given him due credit for the story, but the words and images

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Lori Rea

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in Success Stories | Comments Off on Lori Rea

Lori Rea

Loretta (we know her as Lori!) Vandivier Rea has published her book, Ghosts of the Connecticut River through Trafford Publishing. It’s a great collection of stories of strange happenings on the river!

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Sharon Hackleman

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Sharon Hackleman

Sharon Hackleman self-published her first children’s book, Marion the Magnet’s First Mission, to teach kids about the law of attraction with her character’s “Easy as 1-2-3, Think it to be!” lesson. Sharon thanked Susan in the introduction of the book “for being

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Jay R. Worsham

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Jay R. Worsham

Jay R. Worsham is the author of Florida Freeze: A Rick Fortune Adventure, a preposterously funny spy thriller set in South Florida. After Susan helped Jay as a writing coach with this novel, he self-published it as well a second Rick Fortune adventure, Florida Green.

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Buy a War Bond, Sign a Bomber

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Buy a War Bond, Sign a Bomber

In memory of their mother, Josephine Siembor Omilian, Susan and her siblings self-published a booklet about their mother’s World War II service. Her brother Frank wrote and researched the piece while Susan did layout and production design.

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Town of Manchester, Connecticut Senior Center

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Town of Manchester, Connecticut Senior Center

Susan has self-published two books of essays written by the students in the From Memory to Memoir writing classes she teaches at the Town of Manchester, Connecticut Senior Center. They include The Way We Were: A Collection of Memories,

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