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Susan McNabb is the author of "Tryon Diary" and "Postcards from Phoenix" in the Tryon Daily Bulletin, and a former contributor to Life in Our Foothills magazine.

Before moving to Tryon, North Carolina, in 2011, Susan worked as a model and commercial actor in Hollywood. She was raised in Asheville, North Carolina, and earned a B.A. from the University of Tennessee before moving to Los Angeles in the early eighties to work in print, runway, commercials, and music videos. She now lives in Phoenix. 

You can read her interview with cultural archeologist, Marc Nobleman, on working on Billy Joel’s iconic music video for “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” 

Susan peppered her career with many behind-the-scenes jobs as well as worked as a film and TV extra. She also taught acting for seven years at Beverly Hills Studios and worked as Elvira’s stand-in, photo double and road manager for seventeen years.

When Susan started writing fiction, she began as a fanfiction writer, and later published her first novel, an adult vampire romance called Drop Dead Gorgeous, under the name Suki McMinn. She’s interviewed on Goodreads where her book was chosen as the indie pick of the month by Lovers of Paranormal. And Ether Books interviewed her after publishing her award-winning flash fiction.

The Tryon Daily Bulletin began publishing her weekly column, "Tryon Diary" in 2014. Tryon Diary: Tales from the Friendliest Town in the South contains her first 28 columns, and The Complete Tryon Diary has all 50 columns.