SUSAN SALLUCE

Susan Salluce, MA, CT, holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Certified Thanatologist—a death, dying, and bereavement specialist. Her recent book, GriefINK: Tattoo as the Language of Grief, is a narrative and pictorial book about the outward expression of tattoo as the inner process of grief that gives voice to loss, continuing bonds with the deceased, and comfort to the living. USA Today featured a 9/11 memorial article and interview, featuring Susan's reflections on memorial tattoos, and insights on healing from trauma.

In addition to GriefINK, Susan is the best-selling author of psychological thriller, Out of Breath, available on all E-readers. Out of Breath has sold over 40,000 copies worldwide, placed in the top three of the South West Writer's competition for Mainstream/Literary novel, and was an Amazon Kindle Top 100 book in Psychological Thrillers. Out of Breath was translated into German—titled Himmelstranen—and was a Top 100 Kindle EU Psychothriller.

Susan is a contributing author to Pathways to Purpose and Hope: A Guide for Creating a Sustainable Grief Support Organization for Families and Friends After a Suicide Death. 

She continues to contribute to the field of bereavement through her writing, and consultant work, and is a former facilitator for Friends for Survival, a non-profit dedicated to those affected by a suicide death.

She is currently at work on a historical fiction/psychological fiction novel, Pink & White, based on the lives of a Vietnamese nail artist who fled Vietnam after the fall of Saigon, and his customer who is in the grips of an opioid addiction as her father's death approaches.

When Susan is not writing, you can find her on the beaches of Aptos, Ca with her husband, John.