Diaries of a writer in New York

Diaries of a writer in New York

Diaries of a writer in New York.

Alexis Fishman in Club Gelbe Stern New YorkInspiration – Club Gelbe Stern –  in a basement cabaret theater at the Laurie Beechman Theater on 42nd street being taken into the decadence of Nazi Germany by Australian singer and actor Alexis Fishman equalled Lisa Minnelli in the iconic ‘Cabaret’.

I have always loved the book, but the Broadway production of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ by Mark Haddon was powerful, extraordinary, incredible in the emotional depths, technical excellence in gaining insight into an autistic boy Christopher and the impact on his parents, teachers, community and us. One of the great experiences of theatre!

Then there’re publishers, editors, art directors – Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins, Viking, Scholastic, St Martin’s ….. more. New York is the publishing heart of the USA and beyond.

Favourite moments:-

Hamming it up with Andrea Pinkney Vice President, Scholastic and a brilliant writer;

Overlooking Brooklyn Bridge from HarperCollins offices with Suzanne Murphy President and Publisher

New York, New York shoesHaving the best ever cup cake – mint chocolate chip – thankyou Mallory Kass Scholastic

…. and more.

Lots of coffee breaks, hamburgers, pickles and shoes with Fall arriving and the trees turning golden in beautiful weather.



I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.

1 Comment

  1. Jacqui Barton 2 years ago

    looks like you are having a ball Susanne !

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