My name is Suzie Grogan and I am a professional writer and researcher.
Currently I am working on three further books for Pen & Sword History, having had one, Shell Shocked Britain, published in October 2014.
In 2016, watch out for Death, Disease & Dissection , about the life of a surgeon-apothecary in the early 1800s.
The next looks at the rise of spiritualism during and after the First World War as a response to grief and then in 2018 I am taking a look at the monuments erected to memorialise the war, post Armistice....
I am also an experienced speaker, and give regular talks on my work:
If you want an engaging and informed speaker, who has sought out and highlighted a little understood, but important aspect of the Great War, I’d recommend Suzie Grogan - and her book is rather good too! Simon Wallace, Communities & Social Inclusion Manager – Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
To find out more do browse this site or contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I have written for national and local magazines, web magazines and for some time was a co-editor of the web site 'Women's Views on News'. I am also a contributor to The Wordsworth Trust's blog.
I specialise in social and family history, health and women's issues.
Click to go direct to my Published articles page.
For the past fifteen years I have been involved in research into the field of social exclusion and the labour market and skills needs. I have also worked extensively with the voluntary sector.
Click here to go direct to a page detailing my experience.
No wriggling out of writing is where I post on a wide range of subjects, from social and family history to mental health, poetry in general and the life and works of Romantic poet John Keats.
Shell-Shocked Britain was published on 2nd October 2014 by Pen and Sword Books.
The book looks at the effect of the First World War on the mental health of the troops and the families they came home to. It also examines how attitudes to psychological trauma changed and the impact of the trauma on subsequent generations. See the press release here for full details.
Available from all good bookshops, online retailers such as Amazon, Waterstones and the publisher Pen & Sword books - for full details visit their website here or click on the links above.
I have now got a page dedicated to posts about shell shock and the First World War as reflected in the book on my blog, No wriggling out of writing.
Dandelions & Bad Hair Days... is an anthology of poetry and prose based on the 'mental health monthly' guest posts I host on my blog. Published by Dotterel Press, it shares the experiences of those that have lived through mental and emotional ill-health or who have lived with someone dealing with anxiety and depression.
For more details see www.dandelionsandbadhairdays.wordpress.com