AUTHOR"18 Minutes: A Daughter's Primer on Life & Death" published October 2022
My mother led an extraordinary, ordinary life. A woman shaped by the culture of 1950s domesticity, she left a lasting impression upon every person she met. Her example of thoughtfulness and preparedness extended to my required attendance at "When Mom Dies School", despite the fact that I was a reluctant pupil. I wrote this primer as a roadmap, a gift from my mother through me to future students
who would rather skip school.
Reading this book and vicariously attending "When Mom Dies School" will help prepare the reader to navigate an extremely difficult and, sometimes unexpected moment, with patience, competence and, most of all, love.
-“Wow... I am thunderstruck by this book. Susan, thank you for the love and integrity you expressed to chronicle this experience. You have honored your mother in such a beautiful way. Also, you have planted many seeds in the hearts of readers (such as me) who are preparing for this inevitable day.
-“Your book is practical, it is real, and it is raw. I know that many good things will come to those who read your story and take it to heart. God bless you with His peace.”
-“Susan MacNeil passes along valuable advice for preparing adult children on how to handle the affairs of their deceased parent. More than this, however, she shares a beautiful tribute to her Mom, as well as the sad last 18 minutes they shared. She makes the reader feel as if we knew Miss Jean. An unforgettable read!”
-“I've got to admit I cried through the whole book! I am 65 and my precious mom is 87. I related so well. So many loving helpful tips. Beautiful story.”
-“This book is a must-read to prepare for that inevitable day. You will be deeply moved by this story.”PUBLICIST/CONSULTANT/VOICEOVERToyota Cars for Good Finalist – Wrote, produced, narrated video submission
Voiceover, BBC Audiobooks, "A Complaint is a Gift"
Voiceover, "Choosing Guardianship in New Hampshire" Voiceover and video project, “American Nurse at War” Radio and Video ProjectsPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTVoice Actor training with Such A Voice
Acting & Screenplay classes with Nora Fiffer Community Access Television Program Development/Producer Radio Show Host, Producer Fiction Writing, University of Vermont
John Brown Limited, Major Donor Research & Planned Giving FREELANCE WRITER1994-Present"When JUMANJI Came to Keene!"