Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Novelist & Arts Journalist






My cover profile of baritone Robert Orth in "Classical Singer," November 2011

My Works


Part coming of age saga, part domestic drama, part love story, my first novel follows a gifted young soprano on a poignant soul-making journey as she grapples with the loss of her cherished older brother; a splendid voice that she can't control; the arrival of her one true love in the person of Bart Wheeler, a failed actor and divorced father of two; and the return of her estranged best friend from childhood, Liz Benedetto, now a troubled nun. Strong and brave, Nora Costello is a heroine to root for as she maps out her future. But will Bart be joining her, or will be disappear from her life as quixotically as he appeared?

ANNIE OAKLEY SPEAKS, A Novel (in progress)

Annie Oakley was the first American superstar, the famed "Little Sure Shot" of Buffalo Bill's Wild West. Everyone thinks they know her: she's a rough-talking, hard-living cowgirl, isn't she? In my second novel, Annie tells her own story, thrilling readers with the truths about her life and her thorny relationship with her employer, Colonel William F. Cody, the eponymous Buffalo Bill.

LUCKY FOR YOU, A Novel (in progress)

In my third novel, Kerry Kerwin longs for a baby despite her infertility, and Reverend Liz Benedetto (from my first novel) yearns for a fresh start after beating cancer. When Kerry becomes the "accidental mother" of two children enrolled at St. Hilda's Episcopal School in Maryland, which Liz now heads, a friendship ensues. But will Kerry's drive to be parent survive all the troubles she's facing? Will Liz decide she was right to leave the pastoral life of an Episcopal priest to solve the problems of young students?

Contributor to "Classical Singer" Magazine & "Opera News"


I have written many cover and inside stories for "Classical Singer" including my November 2011 profile of baritone Robert Orth. I have written two articles for "Opera News" including my October 2009 profile of American soprano, Marquita Lister, which appeared in ON's "Diva issue."

Contributor to "The Huffington Post"


I frequently write profiles of leading opera singers, theater and opera directors, authors, and other notables for Huffingtonpost.com. My goal for 2012 is to add actors to the mix--and maybe the occasional Broadway review.




If you visit "My Works" on the green toolbar above, you can read more about my first novel and two novels in progress, and my arts articles for "Huffington Post," "Classical Singer," and "Opera News."