First time novelist Susan Baruch is also an essayist and poet. Her humorous essay, It’s Personal, was featured in the anthology: A Cup of Comfort for Women in Love, published by Adams Media in October 2005. Her elegiac poem, Remembering in Color, was included in the 2005 issue of The Pinnacle Hill Review published by Writers & Books of Rochester, NY. Susan is also a contributor to the anthology: Motherly Musings as well as the author of the short story, A Perfect Confluence, published on-line at Jewishfiction.net.
In the fall of 2010, Paternity was featured in the Jewish Book Festival.
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.
Currently Susan volunteers her time and talents at one of Rochester's city schools, teaches ESL, participates in two book clubs, and sings with the Rochester Women's Community Chorus.