IMG_9535Welcome to SusanSalluce.com. There are many things I hold dear: family, friends, the beach, writing, and helping the bereaved. As a grief specialist, I look for stories that have many of those common elements.

My transition from being a therapist to a writer began with the question, “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” I quickly answered, “I’d write a book.” My psychological fiction book, Out of Breath, was birthed from that question. It is available on the KindleiPadthe NookSony Reader, and just about any other e-reader on the market. In the first eighteen months, I sold 20,000 copies as an independent author, and was on Amazon’s top 100 list for Kindle Psychological Thrillers for over a year.

During my time as a facilitator for Friends for Survival—a support group for the bereaved by suicide—I was invited to co-author Pathways to Purpose and Hope: A Guide for Creating a Sustainable Grief Support Organization for Families and Friends After a Suicide Death.

I am currently at work on my next book, GriefINK, a non-fiction book about memorial tattoos, and how ink helps sustain bonds while moving forward in grief. GriefINK will be released in late 2015.

To quote Maya Angelou, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” It’s my goal to listen, share, and tell stories that live within, and therefore, unite us.