About Sue Pace

suepace1I am a southern girl who was raised by two incredibly wonderful, quirky yankees. I was adopted at six weeks in 1960 and grew up in Durham, North Carolina with my older brother in a house full of love and pets. When both Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill rejected my less than stellar college application, I went east down I-40 to North Carolina State. Knowing I wouldn’t be an engineer or a farmer, I did end up transferring to UNC in 1980 and received a degree in studio art in 1982.

I was hired fresh out of college by the Village Companies in Chapel Hill and began my career as a paste up artist with a popular community shopping guide called the Village Advocate. I married my high school sweetheart a year after college graduation and we had two terrific kids. Dennis was born in 1990 and our daughter, Charlie, came two and a half years later. I quit work to become a full time mom in 1998, but kept one toe in the water working as a freelance graphic designer.

Midlife brought many changes to my world. I divorced, moved to a little horse farm (maybe NC State was where I belonged, after all), lost my mom, remarried, became an empty nester, failed at getting back into the working world twice and found my birth family. My once ordered life couldn’t draw a straight line if it tried. And that’s where things got interesting.

I have had to make sense of all this scribble. So, writing, which has always been cathartic for me, is my way of saving a few bucks on a therapist.

I live with my husband, neurotic dog, five cats, horses and two occasional kids on a little farm on the outskirts of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

8 Responses to About Sue Pace

  1. Donna Balon says:

    Best wishes with your blog. I’ll be stopping by regularly.

  2. Congrats on your blog! LOVE your header!

  3. Nancy Raasch says:

    You crack me up!!! I love reading your blog! John fredette was correct–erma bombeck of the our generation!

  4. Robin Conway says:

    WOW! you are amazing — and delightful : ) look forward to enjoying your blog –

  5. Debbie Sheegog says:

    Hi, Sue, just found your actual blog spot, and it is great! I built one a couple of years ago, mainly to work on my e creative writing course online. It forced me forward out of my shell to try it, and do not maintain it like one should.
    How do I subscribe to your writings? I am inspired by what you have done, and am thinking it could be more creative and fun than I pictured. You are doing well, Sue, stick to it and abundance will be yours’….after all you are doing what you love, and you put your heart and soul into it, and with integrity.
    How do I subscribe to your writings? Or maybe I am now, by simply entering my email address.
    Best to you all! Love, Debbie

  6. Marty Brown says:

    Hello Susan, Interesting Blog. Glad to know you are doing well. Take care!!

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