Susie DeFord is a writer, musician, filmmaker & dog trainer. She studied writing & film at Florida State University, and received her MFA in Creative Writing from the New School University. She is currently in the Film and Media Production MA program at American University in DC.
Susie is the author of the poetry collection Dogs of Brooklyn . As well as several other books that haven't been published (yet!). Her work has appeared in BOMB, Poets and Artists, Mipoesias, Work Zine, Dog Fancy, Shampoo, the Anthology "Dogs Singing," amongst others. She has taught writing at Brooklyn Friends School, Berkeley Carroll, and the College of New Rochelle, and Kingston Writers studio.
Susie plays electro+world+punk
under the name of NEON GRLZ.
Past bands include Terset & Wu Wei
She has been a science based positive reinforcement dog trainer for 15+ years at Susie's Pet Care helping puppies and rescue dogs from Brooklyn to the Hudson Valley to DC.