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Thursday, December 28, 2023

'Being transported to another universe'


“Being a novelist is the adult version of a kid creating a make-believe world. But unlike a child, a writer of fiction has to come up with a structured story, one that has as much meaning for others as it has for her.” – Susan Isaacs

Born in Brooklyn, NY, in December of 1943, Isaacs grew up in New York City and started as a freelance political speechwriter and editor for Seventeen.  In her mid-30s she decided to try her hand at fiction. Good idea. Her first novel, Compromising Positions, was a Book of the Month Club main selection, a New York Times bestseller, and launched her long, successful creative writing career.


She’s now authored 17 bestselling books, the latest being this year’s Bad, Bad Seymour Brown in her Corie Geller series.  She’s also written numerous essays, screenplays, and a work of cultural criticism, Brave Dames and Wimpettes: What Women are Really Doing on Page and Screen.   In addition to books and screenplays, Isaacs often does reviews for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and Newsday.


“There are days where I lose track of time, of place, of everything else,” she said about being a writer.  “I've been transported to another universe.”



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