About the Author
Susan Glenn Lampe is the author of Parsing the Dragon: A Memoir, The Butterfly ChaSu, Tiny Shooting Stars, and Butterflies and Other Dimensions. She graduated in 1967, with a Bachelor of Journalism Degree (BJ) from The University of Missouri/Columbia, and worked in that field for twenty years as a newspaper reporter and editor for a series of university catalogs at Wichita State University and on magazines and academic and professional books and memoirs. For ten years, she also worked for three different St. Louis hospitals in public relations, fund-raising and print, radio, and television media. She visualized and created the first Public Relations Department for Missouri Baptist Hospital (now known as Missouri Baptist Medical Center).
She moved to Rochester, New York in 1988. While there she studied and wrote about the life of Mary Clark Thompson of Canandaigua and earned a master’s degree in creative writing at SUNY Brockport (State University of New York). Since 1993, the author has lived in the Pacific Northwest where she has taught poetry, creative writing and memoir to people of all ages. Her book, Parsing the Dragon was a finalist in the 2009 Literary Contest sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.