Susie Meserve

Writer, mother, and more

About Me

Hi. I’m Susie Meserve, writer, mother, and college writing professor. My personal essays—on parenting, anxiety, infertility, and other realities of modern adulthood—appear in Elle, Salon, The New York Times Motherlode blog, Offbeat Families, and the book anthology Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Overcoming Mental Illness.

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More Than a Mother: On my Blog

Homecoming in Norway

We went back to Norway. Just over seven years ago, my son L was born in Oslo, when B had a Fulbright and I got pregnant and we stayed awhile. It has felt, all these years, like something out of mythology, our 15 months in Norway, L’s birth, the four months... read more

My Son, The Hoarder

About a year ago, I blogged about reading Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and how it, well, changed my life. When my mom came to visit a few months later, she told me she could really see my “work with that Japanese woman,” and I... read more

My True Story of Living with Mental Illness

I mentioned last week that I had an essay in a new book anthology called Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness (In Fact Books, 2016). I felt like a million bucks when the essay was accepted. I’d responded to a call for submissions... read more

Teaching & Speaking

I teach writing at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and read and speak regularly around the Bay Area. You can learn more on the Teaching & Speaking page, or contact me using the form below.

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