Sue’s passion is community and as a local resident she has been at the heart of the partnership work resulting in Whitley Bay’s recent transformation. Her professional career took her to senior national roles as a teacher, psychologist, manager and commissioner for children and family services, and she draws on those experiences in her writing.
Sue has two novels, several collections of short stories and poetry and what Open University describes as ‘the essential textbook for anyone working with parents’ under her belt.
Her stories are grounded in real life and challenge readers to take nothing for granted but instead to dive beneath the surface of human behaviour. She supports this Project’s capacity to explore not only human frailty but also the power of compassion and the eternal resilience of the human spirit.