Suzanne is a retired early childhood educator with over 30 years’ experience teaching reading and utilizing book in her classroom. Suzanne is also the mother of two grown sons and the grandmother of two young children.
She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2017, shortly after her retirement from teaching. It was a question posed by one of her “grands” – “Why is your hand shaking, Grammy?” that inspired her to write a book for young children about Parkinson’s and the Rock Steady boxing program she had become involved in to fight the progression of the disease. She hopes to do in-person school visits to introduce her book and Parkinson’s to kindergarteners in local schools. Due to the pandemic, she has been limited to virtual readings and visits to 3 classes in so far.
If not enjoying the company of her “grands”, or taking a boxing or exercise class, she can often be found “out back” tending her large vegetable garden or seated at her window sewing machine “stitchin” up a quilt or other sewing project. Suzanne currently resides in N.J. with her husband and an occasional grand-dog or two.