About Suzanne Stroh

Suzanne Stroh is an award-winning screenwriter and story consultant. Her screen credits include the African dual-language feature film, OKA!, directed by Lavinia Currier (Dada Films, 2011). Her period drama SCOTCH VERDICT was awarded best unproduced screenplay at the 2013 Madrid International Film Festival and was an official selection at the 2014 Richmond International Film Festival. She serves on the Board of Advisors of The World Memory Film Project.

She is the author of TABOU, a quintet of interlocking novels. Books 1, 2 and 3, PatienceJocelyn and Sylvie, are currently available from Publish Green. Publication of books 4 and 5 will conclude the novel cycle in 2014.

Her comic story “Quiet Enjoyment,” is anthologized in Defying Gravity edited by Richard Peabody (Washington, DC: Paycock Press, 2014). It will appear in Suzanne’s forthcoming collection, Daughter of Michigan and Other Stories.

Suzanne also writes nonfiction. She is translating Francesco Rapazzini’s 2004 biography of the “Red Duchess,” Élisabeth de Gramont (1975-1954), from French into English. With her editor and partner Jean-Loup Combemale, Suzanne is also transcribing a “lost” recording of the only interview ever given by American figurative Modernist painter, Romaine Brooks.

A working mother and family business specialist, her case studies of the world’s most successful family businesses include “Mitchells,” “Salvatore Ferragamo” and “Clarks at a Crossroads,” written with Professor John A. Davis of the Harvard Business School. More cases will soon be published in John Davis’s upcoming books, Building Family Wealth and Growth and Unity: What Family Business Dynasties Teach About Long-Term Success.

Suzanne Stroh is a Research Fellow at Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise, a research institute offering conferences and programs to business families on issues that affect their lives. The Cambridge Institute is the sister organization of the advisory firm founded by Professor Davis, Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise.

She is currently studying the wealth paths of enterprising families and working on a book about family business leaders and the Eureka moments that shifted their perspectives and changed their thinking forever. Roger Pedder, former chairman of C&J Clark Ltd., (Clarks of England) will contribute the introduction.

Suzanne’s social commentary has appeared in Vanity Fair, on OurChart.com and in I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from the NPR Story Project edited by Paul Auster. Her entertaining blog The Gear Loft offers independent product reviews and advice for backcountry adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts and savvy travelers.

Suzanne is also a field medic and wilderness first responder assisting autobiographers and memoirists from her east coast base in the northern Virginia countryside. To learn more, visit Suzanne’s author site, www.suzannestroh.com.