As an undergraduate and graduate student interested in imagery and perception, I studied art history while creatively exploring photography and film. I eventually finished doctoral coursework in an interdisciplinary program — Film, Literature, and Culture — at USC. But, I discovered that teaching and an academic career were not for me, so I found a way to support my creative habits as a story analyst (evaluating written material for production companies, and also joining the staff at an agency, CAA, for a year). I’ve written several original screenplays, as well as a number of adaptations for producers.

My first novel, The Music from the Lighthouse, is currently available as an ebook, and I’m now at work on my second novel. In my writing, I explore art and awareness, philosophical, cultural, and environmental issues.

I love cooking and baking (of course with organic and sustainably-grown ingredients). For more than 4 years now I’ve been working in Hospitality in wine tasting rooms, where I also do the food pairings for events. (I’m learning about wine — an exciting, endless pursuit.)

My husband and I live in the Anderson Valley on a 9 acre property with persimmon, plum, fig, pear and (about 50) apple trees. We have 2 hives that produce scrumptious honey, and 3 Border Collies who train us daily. Zoe is our newest addition to the family. Her job is to chase the wild turkeys off the property!

with Piper and Jane

This is one of those rare occasions when there really is an elephant in the kitchen.

Susan Robinson




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