California Dreamin’ with Jennifer

California Dreamin’ with Jennifer

Late last summer on my Susie Young at Heart Twitter account, @susieyoungheart, I came across a lovely lady named Jennifer and started following her. I was drawn to the photos of her lush California garden and her scrumptuous recipes. Wow! Another pie baker! But the bonus was that she was a writer, like me. Read the rest

The Only Girl

The Only Girl

Some of my aquaintances refer to me as “Susie Friendship” once they hear about my website and blog. I have to admit it’s fairly accurate. Friendship has been central to my core for as long as I can remember. Is this because I’m a sociable extrovert? Maybe. But that’s doesn’t explain why I like making new friends. Read the rest

Seeing Annie Again

Seeing Annie Again

Back in May of 2010, I embarked on my great internet adventure and met my first online friend, Jen. She would later become Annie in Chapter 4 of my memoir, Novel Friends. That trip to Durham, North Carolina was my first trip, and thus, especially memorable. Annie would visit me in Minneapolis the next year (Chapter 15) and I would visit her again in North Carolina later in the fall. Read the rest

Luta & Susie Reunited

Luta & Susie Reunited

Seven years is a long time. In fact, you would think that after that period of time, things would feel strange, even awkward, once you see each other again. But with my student Luta, it seemed as if no time had passed. You see, if you have developed a deep friendship, it doesn’t matter how long you are apart. Read the rest

Twitter Travels Begin!

Twitter Travels Begin!

It’s happening all over again, folks. I just can’t resist making friends online and then meeting them in person. This time it’s on Twitter. Twitter, I’ve discovered, is what you make of it. When Novel Friends came out on Amazon, I set up a new Twitter account for Susie Young at Heart: @susieyoungheart. Read the rest