Before she could even read, Susan Julien Larimore was scribbling on scrap paper, pretending to write. In second grade, she penned prayers. In fifth grade, she wrote and directed a class play. Throughout her teens, Susan filled blank journals with poetry. Making magic with words was her refuge then — later, it became her livelihood.
Susan started college as an English major but once she was introduced to copywriting in a marketing class, it became her passion. She graduated with a BA in Advertising from Michigan State University, spent 15 years as a copywriter at Sears Catalog in Chicago, three years as a fashion writer for Talbots in Boston, and 15 years as a writer and editor at Amway Corporation in Michigan. Five years ago, Susan established SJLwriter, LLC, a local freelance writing and editing business.