Ever since I was young, I loved to write. While my friends were reading books, I was creating short stories and writing very long letters. This passion has never left me. As a young teenager, I started to write in a private diary.  By the time I was 18, I had a shelf full of diaries in my room.  Now as an adult, I refer to my diaries as journals. To date, I have written in over 105 journals filled with daily notes, stories, and events. These journals are considered the history books of my family and life. Whenever there’s a question about a particular event, I have the privilege to go to the stacks of my journals and pick out the precise facts of that day and time.

As a writer, I’ve always dreamed about being an author. My dream finally came true with the publication of my children’s book, The Black Velvet Jacket.  My advice is to never give up on your dreams. In time, they will come true.

Hope is the springboard to all dreams coming true.  Always have hope!

Please enjoy the many articles found in my column Living in the Now, in The Suburban Newspaper.  Along with articles found in the West Island News Blog.

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I hope writers, readers and story lovers of all ages will come here and enjoy my articles, workshops, books and poetry.

Maybe some will be inspired and they too, will publish their words.     – Suzanne

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  • The Suburban Newspaper

    Recipe of Life

    Truth be told, I don’t follow a recipe very well. Perhaps it’s my need to improvise all the time? Maybe it’s the methodical time involved in carefully following the steps? Maybe I just can’t “FOLD IN THE CHEESE?” Although, this week my son said, “Ma! You made a fantastic, the best ever Mac N’Cheese.” So, […]

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    Even in the Darkest Moments

    In the last weeks, my love for humanity has been shattered, battered, and scattered. I’ve felt hopeless, lifeless, and joyless.  I keep asking myself, what can I do? What is my role? How can I help? How can I rise?  I do believe there is a light, if we reach far within ourselves to find it.

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    We R’ Wellness

    In the car with our bags packed, we headed to Camp B’nai Brith in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec in the Laurentian Mountains. Part of me couldn’t believe I was doing this, which was both in my comfort zone and really out of my comfort zone.  But with each year of life, I commit to trying something new. Actually, […]

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    Rainbow of Lies

    My wonderful student, Yasmine Saker read this piece to our class. After hearing it, I asked if I could publish it. This piece needed to be shared. Please enjoy Yasmine Saker’s writing. I’m certain you will relate to it in some interesting way.

  • The Suburban Newspaper

    Lazy River

    School’s out! Alice Cooper once said that he wanted his song, “School’s Out,” to represent that very last moment of the last day at school. You remember the one. The last bell rings and everyone loses their mind. Once July begins, I am no longer teaching and I turn into a Lazy River.

  • Announcements, Cummings Centre

    A Creative Summer Awaits You!

    A Creative Summer Awaits You! Write About It with Suzanne Reisler Litwin at the Cummings Centre. Join our Online Zoom Creative Writing Class. And… Do it from the comforts of your home. LIT-376-02 – Write About It – Summer Session – Wednesdays, August 2 & 9, 1-2:30 pm, 2 Classes. Summer Registration is open. Only 1 Seat […]

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    And That’s a Wrap

    On Sunday night, June 4th, we burnt the 2023 candles and put the Peace, Love & a Cure JDRF campaign to bed. Literally, after the Walk, I crawled into my bed and napped all afternoon. With my cozies on, I fell into such a deep sleep, I couldn’t get up to change into pjs or […]

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    Desert Rose

    The ‘60s were so cool, hip, groovy and psychedelic.  The music was awesome and inspiring. For some crazy reason, I thought turning 60 would breed that kind of mentality.  I would be cooler, hip, groovy and psychedelically chill.   No one warned me that turning 60 would provide me the opportunity to live life as a Desert […]

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    All Consuming

    You’re born! Take your first breath, in and out. Breathe… A good hard cry is a great sign of life. Fill up those lungs with air. Already you’re a consumer of what the world has to offer. First it’s the air, next it’s the water. You will need clothing, shelter and food. Hopefully, all will […]

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