Hi. I’m Susie Meserve, writer, teacher, editor, and mother. I have an obsession with words. On my blog, I write about writing—and books. With my son, I answer questions like “Mama, what does ‘elegant’ mean?”
I’ve just finished writing a memoir called “Walk through the World with Me,” for which I’m seeking representation.
At the age of seven, I washed my hands until they bled. I wanted so badly to be normal, but anxiety caused me facial tics, bouts of OCD, and the nagging suspicion that I was unlovable. Then, when I was 28, I met Ben. Smart, perfect, and fearless, he told me on our second date that he planned to backpack around the world for a year, and I realized that in order to keep him, I had to go along. “Walk through the World with Me” is the story of Ben’s love and my reluctant legs carrying me through South America and Europe, where we bribed a border guard, ate hallucinogenic cactus, survived harrowing bus rides, and tragically lost a friend. But when one scary night in Amsterdam Ben needed me in a way he had never needed me before, I realized that I was brave after all—and that we would not just go to the ends of the earth with each other, but for each other.
Read about my progress, and hear about what I’m reading, on my Blog.
I also blog about once a month with the fine writers over on Popcorn.