A native of Ireland, Susan is a freelance writer who has worked as a certified Activity Director, bringing the creative arts to mentally and physically disabled people, and as a health care marketing coordinator. A Cleveland State University grad, she is a contributing writer for Ancestry.com, eHow, About.com. and BlogHer.com and works on a fictional novel when time allows. When not hanging out with her kids, she likes to write and research about health care, politics, history, parenting and pop culture. A devout vegetarian of two decades, she enjoys competitive tennis, good food and wine, swimming, traveling with her family to far off places, and time spent with her husband. She lives with her family in the Midwest.