Suzanne Schuckel Heath has been working full time as a freelance writer, writing coach, and copy editor since amicably fleeing the corporate world in 2008. In the 1990s, after receiving a BA in Theatre from Indiana University, she pursued a career as an actress as a part of New York City’s downtown theatre scene, having a thrilling time tackling roles in new plays that tended to be gloriously edgy or ridiculously campy (often both).
Her fiction, inspired by the imagined voices of urban history’s shadowy underground, tends to explore young women in the past and their actions in the face of limited choices, or big, human-effluence guzzling monsters (often both).
Her influences range from Laura Ingalls Wilder to Neil Gaiman; from pre-code film to Miyazaki; and from Sophie Tucker to Tom Waits. She lives in Queens with her husband, son and daughter, eating pizza and sipping the occasional bourbon-based cocktail. Follow her on twitter, please.