Coming in January, 2018 – It Occurs to Me That I Am America




Now more than ever, we must ask ourselves: Who are the WE in We the People? In It Occurs to Me That I Am America, more than 50 bestselling and award-winning authors and artists consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy through heart-stirring and often provocative fiction and art. I am proud to have contributed […]

NEA Support



Love books?  How about the people who write them?  Writers, poets, historians and memoirists need your help. Check out this fabulous video about the NEA’s literature grant:  Next step?  Call, write, or e-mail your representative and tell them: “I’m a Republican [or Democrat or an Independent] who wants your help to continue funding for The […]

Port Washington Library Book and Author Luncheon, 2017



Back in the earlyish-90s, I got a call from Poets & Writers.  Essentially, there was no time to dither.  Funding of the National Endowment for the Arts was under assault by Jesse Helms and Co.  Arts organizations had to fight back.  Poets & Writers (I’m now chairman of the board) was among the first to […]

Domestic Terrorism, Red, White and Blue



­Here we are again, with the FBI and local law enforcement finally closing down a right-wing militia action. But they’ll be back: I know it. I studied it. Around 1995, the time of the Oklahoma City bombing, I got curious about the radical right – militias, the Christian Identity movement, white supremacists, freemen. I needed […]

My E-Experience



MY E-XPERIENCE By Susan Isaacs This is what it was supposed to be: a short mystery story that would be part of an anthology.  The only requirements were it had to be set within the last seventy-five years in New York City.  Piece o’ cake, right? Right.  Except I don’t write a lot of short […]

A Hint of Strangeness



The Washington Post said, “Nobody does smart, gutsy, funny, sexy women better than Susan Isaacs.”  Add to that praise the adjective “strong,” and you’ve got Susan’s latest protagonist, Marianne Kent.  Her life may not seem thrilling – living with her widowed mother, majoring in economics, working in an elegant dress store after classes to put […]

E-books and me



My first downloads on my new Sony Reader (back in the dawn of e-civilization) were the freebies: Hamlet, the US Constitution, Pride and Prejudice, Huckleberry Finn, Leaves of Grass. The Sony library at the time wasn’t exactly bursting with choices…

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