About Susan

Susan Manzke
Susan Manzke

Susan Marie Manzke uses wit, wisdom and imagination to write, to speak, and to survive life with four children and her farmer husband. Once a shy child, she overcame her quiet ways to find another person hidden inside, a crazy lady who delights in making people laugh.

Today, she shares her experiences and thoughts with others through her weekly newspaper column, her books and CDs, and her talks to a wide range of audiences. Her
personal stories range from tales of chicken raising to tractor troubles, from child rearing to hoeing weeds, from flat tires to flaming combines, and from working in a nursing home to starting college late in life.

Her audiences identify with her humor, hard work, and determination in overcoming every obstacle to live a creative and fulfilling life.