About Susan


Susan Sofayov is a Pittsburgh based writer. She’s married to a wonderful, but completely unsupportive husband who feels she should focus less on writing and more time on her “real job” running the family real estate management company. She has three out-of-the-nest children.  In her free time, she loves to make soup, take long walks with her husband, and buys more hats than any person needs.

She has a BA in English Literature and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in Teaching from Chatham University.

Her debut novel DEFECTIVE chronicles a young woman’s battle to live an ordinary life while struggling with undiagnosed bipolar 2 disorder. Her second novel, THE KIDDUSH LADIES explores friendship, forgiveness and self-destruction. It was released by Black Opal Books in December 2016. Her newest work, JERUSALEM STONE was released on January 27, 2018.  It takes the reader from Thailand to Israel while focusing issues such as grief, survivor guilt, love and accepting a higher power.

She loves meeting new people by attending book group meetings. Offer her a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and she’ll be happy to talk about her books with your Pittsburgh area group. If your group is outside of Pittsburgh, she’ll pour her own cup of coffee and meet you via Skype. You can reach her at susan.sofayov@gmail.com

Finally, Susan suffers from an acute fear of commas and is dependent on a cadre of writing friends to help her put them in their proper place. None of those friends previewed this blog—forgive the comma errors.


4 Responses to About Susan

  1. Pearl Saban says:

    I tend to favor semi colons and em dashes myself. And as a copy editor, I can also say that commas are overrated!

  2. Wow thats a stunning post..Thanks for publishing it..I’ll be back again

  3. Ba Rea says:

    Commas, are way over-rated, anyway.

  4. chwilowki says:

    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I do not know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

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