Welcome to my website.
My name is Suzie Grogan and I am a professional writer and researcher. With one published title on my CV I have been commissioned to write a further two social history books which will examine the emotional upheaval caused by the First World War and the ways in which we deal with war trauma and how we have chosen to remember that period of our history.
I also offer a proofreading service and can provide copy for web sites and newsletters and provide advice on using social media.
I hope this site will help you find out a little more about me and introduce you to some of my published and to-be published writing.
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3rd June 2013 - Dandelions and Bad Hair Days available on Kindle! - at last we can all download the ebook version of DABHD
24th March 2013 Talking Books - I start a career as a radio presenter... Well not a career maybe but a fortnightly book programme on 10Radio....
20th November 2012 Great news on sales! Dandelions and Bad Hair Days update!
30th August 2012 Dandelions and Bad Hair Days launch party booked...
5th July 2012 Dandelions and Bad Hair Days publication date set...
Shell-Shocked Britain will be published in 2014 by Pen and Sword Books.
The book will look at the effect of the First World War on the mental health of the troops and the families they came home to. It will also examine how attitudes to psychological trauma changed and the impact of the trauma on subsequent generations.
Stop press! I have just been commissioned to write a second book , to be published in 2015. With a working title of 'Monuments and Memories: the stories behind the the art of the First World War'. it will look at the ways we have chosen to remember the war in sculpture, on monuments and in other media and how it has affected our view of the war into the 21st century.
Dandelions & Bad Hair Days... is an anthology of poetry and prose based on the 'mental health monthly' guest posts I host on my blog. Share the experiences of those that have lived through mental and emotional ill-health or who have lived with someone dealing with anxiety and depression. Read what the experts in the field think is important.
For more details see www.dandelionsandbadhairdays.wordpress.com
Lavender Larceny is a crime novel where the detectives are over eighty and partial to a Tia Maria or three, but can still give Sherlock a run for his money.
I hope to try self-publishing with this novel, although I wouldn't object if M.C. Beaton's publisher gave me a call...
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is my writing blog. Visit pages where I experiment with themes as diverse as mental health, family and social history and the poet John Keats. It highlights the mental health guest posts that are currently being brought together for the book This too shall pass....
I am an avid reader and love to share recommendations and write reviews. I am an active member of Goodreads so do feel free to link to me there.