Author Archives: Susan

About Susan

Susan Soper is the founder and author of ObitKit™, A Guide to Celebrating Your Life. She began her long career in journalism at Newsday, the Long Island paper, as a researcher in the Washington Bureau where she contributed to The Heroin Trail, a Pulitzer prize-winning series. As a reporter in New York, she wrote news and features while covering cultural affairs and personalities. Returning to Atlanta by way of Hilton Head, S.C., she was a writer for CNN before becoming the Features Editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While there, she launched a series called, "Living with Grief," shortly after her father died. Susan's interests include travel, hiking, reading, the arts and people (dead and alive). She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Bo Holland, and is currently the Executive Director of Marketing & Communications at Oglethorpe University.

Writing: An Excuse to be Nosy

November is National Life Writing Month. We asked Susan Soper, one of Legacy.com’s experts at LegacyConnect and an authority on writing a life story, why it’s so important to write about your life. When I was a pre-schooler growing up … Continue reading

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