Susan Lee Kerr is an author, creative writing tutor and haiku poet. Her latest book is 'The Extraordinary Dr Epstein', a true story told as a novel. It tells the epic sweep of the life of her great grandfather Ephraim Epstein, a 19th c immigrant who became a physician, pastor, ship's surgeon, professor, poet and founder of a university. Jewish and then Christian, he lived in Belarus and New York City, Vienna and Dakota Territory, Saloniki and West Virginia. A brilliant man with a consistent vision, amid turbulent times he found love and fathered ten children, though his domestic happiness was touched by tragedy.
Susan's other new work is 'Creative Writing: the Quick Matrix, selected exercises & ideas for teachers.' This efficient ebook features generous extracts from her original paperback, 'Creative Writing: the Matrix, exercises and ideas for creative writing teachers'. Both versions are chock full of in-class exercises and advice based on 15 years of teaching creative writing to adults; she offers further tips and exercises in her blog, 'teachingcreativewriting'.
Susan reckons she inherited her great grandfather Ephraim's moveable roots. She was conceived in Australia, born in West Virginia, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Gettysburg College, a Mademoiselle magazine Guest Editor and a New Yorker until half her lifetime ago she struck new roots in England. With a journalist father and an avid-reading mother, writing was her chosen path. She is author of two self-help books and numerous magazine feature articles.
Haiku poetry by Susan is published in the journal of the British Haiku Society and has been anthologised. She is married and lives in London. More about the creative life on susanleekerr.com and to follow his adventures see ephraimmepstein.com