About the author
      A "retired" Kodak scientist/ engineer (with thirteen U.S. patents to her credit), Susan Baruch is originally (and proudly) from Cleveland, Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from The Ohio State University and a Master of Science degree in Materials Science from the University of Rochester. She was employed by the Eastman Kodak Company from 1979 until 2009. For the past several years she worked in the field of electrophotography, most recently on a high speed color digital printer.
      While at Kodak, Susan considered herself an artist in engineer’s clothing. In addition to her creative writing, she has also enjoyed drawing, painting, sculpting and home decorating. Before embarking on her novel, Paternity, she wrote essays, short stories and poems.
       Susan resides in upstate New York, in a suburb of Rochester, with her husband. They recently became "empty-nesters." She is the co-founder of a neighborhood book club that has been going strong since 2000.
Her favorite books include: The Red Tent, The History of Love, The Hours, The Namesake, Fair and Tender Ladies, A Walk in the Woods, Monique and the Mango Rains, Cutting for Stone, Let the Great World Spin, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. 
    

     Now that she is “retired” (laid off, but okay with it), Susan enjoys volunteering in the art room at The Jewish Home of Rochester, tutoring at one of Rochester's city schools, practicing yoga, walking, dining on vegetarian cuisine, watching movies (she is a big fan of the late, great, Roger Ebert), participating in a two book clubs, watching her children blossom into young adults, and keeping in touch with her extended family and many wonderful friends.

Susan recently completed work on a screenplay based on Paternity. It is titled The Whole Mishpocha and is currently in search of a filmmaker.

You can connect with Susan Baruch on Facebook.