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About Susan Edmiston
Susan Edmiston is a writer and editor living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and co-author of The Cow in The Parking Lot.
A native New Yorker and graduate in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College, Susan began her career as a writer on the Tucson Daily Citizen, where she interviewed such celebrities as Gregory Peck and Groucho Marx.
She returned to New York City in the early ‘60s where she wrote a column for teenagers, that was syndicated in more than forty newspapers throughout the United States.
While writing the column she attended the first Beatles concert in America; Woodstock; the Exorcism of the Pentagon, and interviewed many contemporary stars like Bob Dylan, the hockey player Bobby Orr, the ballerina Suzanne Farrell and Liza Minnelli.
Her Dylan interview has been republished in more than a dozen anthologies and was used as an important source for the movie I’m Not Here.
Susan made her debut as a freelance writer with a New York Magazine cover story called Who Murders Who in New York, and has continued to write about true crime over the years. She has published articles on a wide range of subjects in The New York Times, Esquire, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Woman’s Day, Travel & Leisure and many other publications.
Susan has held numerous significant positions within the publishing industry including her tenure as editor-in-chief of Eye Magazine; articles editor at both Woman Sports and Redbook; executive editor at Savvy and stints as both senior editor and contributing editor at Glamour.
As a consulting editor, Susan has worked with Senator Dianne Feinstein and architectural guru Christopher Alexander.
Susan is co-author of the twice-published classic Literary New York, a History and Guide, soon to become the primary source for a mobile application.
Susan is winner of a first-prize Women In Communications Award; a three-time winner of the Penney-Missouri Magazine Award; recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a four-time MacDowell Colony fellow.
She has been a member of the Research Committee for the New York Public Library and a board member of the Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt.
Susan is currently working on a novel about ancient Egypt and a second book on Zen Buddhism.
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