Froetschel, Susan 1956-
FROETSCHEL, Susan 1956-
Born May 2, 1956, in Pittsburgh, PA; daughter of Joseph H. (a collector) and Patricia Froetschel; married Douglas P. Olsen (a professor of nursing and ethics). Education: Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1977; Harvard University, M.P.A., 1989. Politics: Independent. Religion: Unitarian-Universalist.
House Beautiful, New York, NY, copy editor, 1979-81; Esquire, New York, NY, copy editor, 1981-82; Daily Sitka Sentinel, Sitka, AK, reporter, 1982-87; Yale University, New Haven, CT, instructor in writing, 1995—. Southern Connecticut State University, instructor, 1999—. Sitka Planning Commission, member, 1988; literacy volunteer, 1993—.
Sisters in Crime (state coordinator, 2000—).
Alaska Gray (mystery novel), St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1994.
Contributor to periodicals, including Early American Life, Yale Medicine, Alaska, Boston Business Journal, Hartford Business Journal, Barron's, and New York Times.
Susan Froetschel told CA: "I write about ordinary people confronting extraordinary challenges in everyday life, whether that be health issues such as fetal alcohol syndrome or environmental protection issues such as protesting unplanned or unsustainable development. Fiction is a method for analyzing the larger truths that cannot be addressed with everyday journalism."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Publishers Weekly, September 26, 1994, review of Alaska Gray, p. 56.