Susy Flory

Susy Flory – Editor

Two-time New York Times bestselling author. I teach, mentor and coach in the area of memoir, personal story or narrative nonfiction.


Susy Flory is the New York Times bestselling author or co-author of sixteen books. A graduate of UCLA, she directs West Coast Christian Writers Conference, founded Everything Memoir, and is currently in seminary working on her doctoral degree. Her most recent book. Sanctuary (Tyndale, 2022), co-authored with Patrick Barrett, is the true story of an Irish village, a man who lost his way, and the rescue donkeys that led him home. Susy’s 2014 book, The Unbreakable Boy, was recently made into a major motion picture by Lionsgate Studios, Kingdom Story Company, and the Erwin Brothers (who made I Can Only Imagine). The film stars Zachary Levi and Patricia Heaton and releases soon. Susy’s runaway bestseller, Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero written with Michael Hingson (Thomas Nelson, 2011) hit the New York Times list as a #1 bestseller the first week of release. Thunder Dog has also been adapted for the stage, optioned for film, and translated into 20 languages. A breast cancer survivor, Susy loves to travel (especially to Ireland!) and enjoys time with family and friends, especially in the mountains.

Biographies & Memoirs Christian Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Psychology Religion & Spirituality
  • New York Times Bestselling Book
  • Amazon Charts "Most Read Nonfiction"
  • Chosen for Amazon Kindle First
  • ECPA Bestseller
  • USA Today Bestseller
  • Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Work experience


May, 2004 — Present

I write, teach, coach, and mentor through Everything Memoir, an educational community I founded a few years ago. I also write books, direct a writers conference, and am working on my doctoral degree.


Faith. Trust. Triumph.“I’m sorry,” the doctor said. “He is permanently and totally blind. There is nothing we can do for him.”George and Sarah Hingson looked at each other, devastated. Their six-month-old son, Michael was a happy, strawberry blond baby boy, he... read more
“Scott Parazynski’s drive, curiosity, inventiveness, and great humor shine through the pages of The Sky Below and will certainly inspire future generations to pursue their dreams with every fiber in their being.” —John Glenn, NASA astronautAn epic memoir from ... read more
"It took months of God waking me up in the middle of the night before I realized I was the one He was calling to leave my comfortable American life and move to Haiti."Miracle on Voodoo Mountain is the inspirational memoir of an accomplished and driven 24-year ... read more
Susy Flory’s life was a lot like her couch—comfy, slumberous, and safe. She was a happy suburban wife and mom who enjoyed her couch-like cocoon and avoided suffering and uncomfortable situations at all costs. Then she met Rosie... Eleanor... Elizabeth... and J... read more
Like any other teenage boy, Austin loves pizza, movies, dancing, and girls. But unlike most other eighteen-year-olds, he has a rare brittle-bone disease, was locked in a mental ward as a child, and is autistic. Yet Austin doesn’t let any of that stop him. His ... read more
Animal owners consider their pets God-given gifts and love to read about their exploits and adventures. With passion and heart, ardent dog lover Susy Flory offers true, inspirational stories about amazing acts of courage, boldness, and dedication by canines, i... read more
With all the magic and wonder of a Disney movie, Painting with Metro: How a Crippled Racehorse Rescued Himself (and Me) with a Paintbrush by Ron Krajewski (with New York Times best-selling author Susy Flory) tells an inspirational story. Ron is a shy, Gulf War... read more

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Chad E.

Chad E.

Mar, 2017

Susy was wonderful to work with. She took my book ideas from vague concept to a story with clarity and meaning. I felt like she owned the project as her own throughout and took pride in ownership. She made my first book writing a great experience. I'd highly recommend Suzy and look forward to working with her again!

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