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Discover how Pulitzer Prize winning columnists convey a powerful message or opinion in 500 words or less. Discover the insider secrets to writing different types of columns - humor, opinion, lifestyle, fashion, religion, investigative, and more. The skills apply to all genres of writing.  Available on Amazon:
The Art of Column Writing in Print,Kindle/Ebook
The Art of Opinion Writing in Print, Kindle/Ebook
The Art of Opinion Writing won a First Place at the 2014 New England Book Festival, and both books are used in university journalism courses, such as Johns Hopkins University.


Suzette speaks at national conferences and universities on a variety of writing topics, and gets high marks from attendees for her animated and engaging style. She is an award winning member of Toastmasters and a member of the National Speakers Association. Find out what she can do for your group. Email her at suzmar@comcast.net


Let's take a moment together. I’m a spirituality columnist with The Patriot Ledger (MA) and nationally syndicated with Gannett (formerly GateHouse Media) since 2008.

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Suzette’s 2021 Calendar Appearances, Workshops and Events

Writing about Death & Spirituality

The School of American Thanatology
"Death and Spirituality" - Tuesdays, May 11 through June 22, 2021
7-9 p.m EDT
School of American Thanatology (the science of death and dying)
A creative writing course for death companioning and other aspects of
thanatology, which is the science of death, dying, grief and healing.
A fun and informative dive into creating content for websites, essays, poetry,
journaling and publication. Guided imagery exercises spark creativity.
Course details/registration here

Write a Memory as a Gift or Publication – Fall 2021 TBA

Milton Council on Aging - Back by popular demand
Suzette will lead four weekly memoir writing classes
Program to repeat in Fall 2021
Details TBA in COA Newsletter - Stay tuned!