Suzi Wizowaty lives in Burlington, Vermont, with her partner of thirty-six years, a dog and two cats. She now runs a small non-profit that she founded in 2013 called Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform, dedicated to creating a more fair and effective criminal justice system with dramatically fewer people behind bars. She served three terms in the Vermont House of Representatives, 2008-2014, the last two on the Judiciary Committee. On the side, she leads occasional book-and-writing programs in prisons for the Vermont Humanities Council and teaches writing part-time at St. Michael's College. She has written six novels, of which three have found their way into print at least briefly.
To find out more about her adult or children's novels, click on "Suzi's Books" above, or directly on the titles at far right.
This is the official website of Suzi Wizowaty, novelist.
For her work on criminal justice issues, click on Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform below. The "Legislative blog" tab above links to posts written during her three terms in the Vermont House of Representative, 2008-2014.
Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
A non-profit dedicated to creating a more just state by ending mass incarceration in Vermont.
The Return of Jason Green
What happens when the best friend of a boy who was killed when they were both ten comes back into the lives of the boy's parents, eight years later? Jason Green thinks he knows what he wants from Max and Alice, and from Richard, their next-door neighbor, but does he really? And what is it?
Publication date: October, 2014
Fomite Press, $15. Available as e-book: $9.95
Independent booksellers voted it a BookSense 76 pick in 2002.
"Spare and beautiful...as elegant and finely wrought as (yes) a round barn."
David Huddle: "Refreshingly diverse and ingenious... makes passionate sense of the old and new Vermont."
For other reviewers' comments, click the title at right.
"Just beautifully written, and evocative, and haunting and memorable." Elizabeth Bluemle, co-owner, Flying Pig Bookstore