Susannah is working on a book about the kidnapping of Skeegie Cash in 1938 in Princeton, Florida. She has worked on the manuscript at the Goucher College Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction program.
An excerpt of her manuscript won the Christine White Award for literary journalism. Lee Gutkind, the founder of Creative Nonfiction, judged the award and described the excerpt of her manuscript as “taut and suspenseful from beginning to end, with fine characterization of the major figures. The prose is straightforward and very accessible.”
She is currently looking for an agent for this important book that explores J. Edgar Hoover’s efforts to build the FBI and is based on thousands of pages of FBI files, Congressional budget documents, court records, contemporary newspaper stories and interviews with Skeegie’s family and friends.