Susan D. Brandenburg, President of Susan the Scribe, Inc., is a professional biographer, journalist and freelance writer with more than thirty years experience. Versatile and imaginative, Susan has won local, state and national recognition for excellence in communication. In 1999, Susan wrote the text and Mary Fisher Design provided the graphics for the Creative Environs International, Inc. Silver Addy Award winning Project Book. In 2003 and 2004, Susan's Women's Digest Cover stories received the American Heart Association's Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Communication. Susan wrote the Teacher's Guide for Holocaust Survivor Henri Landwirth's Gift of Life in America DVD in 2007 and compiled materials/transcriptions for Stetson Kennedy's Key West Memoir, Grits & Grunts in 2008. Susan specializes in writing the life stories of extraordinary people, and she has discovered that there are no ordinary people on God's earth. Everyone has a fascinating life story to share with future generations.
Award-Winning Biography - Florida Writer's Association 2010 Royal Palm Literary Award
SHARECROPPER'S SON -The Story of Doc Garland Granger
An officer in the Jacksonville Branch of the National League of American Pen Women and a member of the Florida Writer's Association, Susan teaches a course, WRITING YOUR LIFE STORY, through the University of North Florida's OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). For information, call (904) 620-4200.
Recently Published Memoirs Include:
*ACOSTA-RUA - Las Memorias - A family memoir of the life and times of the late Micro-Neurosurgeon Gaston Acosta-Rua, co-written with his widow, Child Psychiatrist Dr. Maria Victoria Acosta-Rua.
*SURVIVING STRONG - A Saxon Saga - Chronicling the remarkable journey of the Saxon siblings, born in poverty and triumphing through tenacity, togetherness and character to achieve success.
*STOCKTON SAFARIS - The fabulous life of James Roosevelt Stockton, Jr. (Jimmy) - Adventurer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, International Hunter and Fisherman
*DARE TO BE DIFFERENT - Carol Perkins and her late husband, Bill, a Methodist Minister, raised 4 children, took in refugees from war-torn nations, traveled the world and always dared to be different.
*THE ALCAZAR GANG - The story of the late Malcolm Leslie Stephens, Jr., a gentleman and a scholar who grew up in St. Augustine, Florida, loved his hometown, his country, his family and friends. Malcolm enjoyed traveling to exotic places and never met a stranger.
*NATURE'S ENGINEER - Richard A. Conway is an Environmental Engineer whose dedicated work has brought about positive change for the world. Now retired, Richard looks back at a life rich with opportunity and calls it serendipity. His is a classic Horatio Alger story enhanced by a brilliant mind, a competitive spirit and a compassionate heart.
Susan D. Brandenburg has earned a stellar reputation for talent, tenacity and quick turnaround. She is currently writing her 26th manuscript. A talented writer, speaker, interviewer and researcher, Susan's motto, The Power of One, points to God as the generous provider of her gift of words. To Him be the glory.