Sailor: I lived aboard sailboats (first a 38 Columbia Yawl and later a 37 Jim Brown design Searunner trimaran) with my husband and sons for nearly five years without T.V., phone, computer, hot water, refrigeration or money. I sailed pregnant and can navigate, fiberglass and fish.
I got aboard because I love my husband and it was what he had always wanted to do. I stayed aboard because it became one of the loves of my life. If we could afford it we would be there still.
(If anyone has an old live-aboard sailboat they want to be rid of, I can promise to give it the most loving home;) We often rehabilitate boats for friends and neighbors who are novices or less boat-handy.)
If there is wisdom in my books it comes from all the fishermen, old women and long days and nights on the water.
"Tell Me a Story" 2000 under the Paraclete Press. A book of original life lesson fables. "Tell Me Another Story" volume II of fables. Also Paraclete, Sept. 9, 2001.
"Dream Catchers," - fully illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman (illustrator of Pippi Longstocking. TIME Magazines cover artist of 30 years.) Marsh Media, Sept. 10, 2001.
Audio Tape: "Tell Me a Story: A Dialogue - Lisa Suhay and Dr. Deepak Chopra." Hay House Publishing.
Currently: A freelance writer for The New York Times (New Jersey weekly regional section and Metro) covering hard news, profiles and feature work with occasional commentaries. I work from a home office, filing stories via e-mail. Also writing OpEds for the Boston Globe and Christian Science Monitor.
Public Speaker: Touring schools, libraries and social groups lecturing on the power of storytelling as a tool for teaching, social change and healing. Member of the New Jersey Council on the Humanities Speakers Bureau.
November - June 1997
Naples Daily News, Marco Island Bureau Chief, responsible for news coverage, weekly tab the Marco Islander. News, features & weekly column.
1993 to 2000
Freelance writer for various publications including: Miami Herald, Gulf Shore Life Magazine, SAIL Magazine, Multihulls Magazine & Christian Science Monitor.
1988 - 1993 Staff writer, columnist for The SandPaper, a weekly news magazine in Surf City, New Jersey.
SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS: Saudi Arabia - Israel - Russia 1990 - 1992
Gulf War from Dahran, Saudi Arabia, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem & later the break-up of the Soviet Union from various locations in Russia and Germany.