Good Men Project Magazine contributor Suzanne Rosenwasser, a long-time public school teacher, works with at-risk high-school boys, helping them develop the tools they need to succeed.
But before she was helping kids achieve their dreams, she had one of her own—to be a writer. Suzanne’s story is featured on DreamitSeekit:
Folksinger Harry Chapin had recently been killed in a car accident. And with only an unpublished children’s book to her name, the longtime fan had first convinced Chapin’s family to let her tell his story, and then had managed to secure a book contract with publishing powerhouse William Morrow to write the singer’s biography.
An Atlanta English teacher who had recently returned to her hometown of New York with her husband and two children to pursue a writing career, Suzanne was living an “as good as it gets” dream. She spent her days delving into Chapin’s life and interviewing those who knew him best—including fellow musician Pete Seeger and former President Jimmy Carter, who called her to discuss Chapin’s efforts to combat world hunger.
Then midway into the project, the ring of her Long Island doorbell changed everything.
“I answered the door and this guy shoved a paper at me and told me I had just been served,”