Her poems, stories, and essays have been published in many literary journals, including Smartish Pace, ZYZZYVA, ISLE, Fourth River, Spillway, National Geographic Traveler, Atlanta Review, Gulf Stream, and South American Explorers, as well as anthologized in The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader, Tahoe Blues, Southern Sin: True Stories of the Sultry South and Women Behaving Badly, and Best Women's Travel Writing 2013. She is also a regular contributor to the online travel journal Matador.
Suzanne was named "The Next Great Travel Writer" by National Geographic Traveler Magazine, and she is a two-time recipient of the McMillan and Randall Reid Creative Writing Awards from the University of Nevada Reno. She won first prize in the Fourth River International Poetry Contest and was also the recipient of the 2011 Eda Kriseova Nonfiction Fellowship in Prague.
Suzanne holds degrees in biology and English from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a doctorate in literature and the environment from the University of Nevada-Reno. She currently teaches English at Lake Tahoe Community College and for the low residency MFA in creative writing at Sierra Nevada College.