Susana Gross, Bachelor of Arts, French Literature and Language, Boston University, 1970.
Born in Philadelphia.
After earning her college degree, Susana spent time living and working in various places in the US, Canada and Mexico until she arrived in Ibiza where she was a journalist. When her daughter was born she moved to Barcelona and began writing sitcoms for Televisión Española.
She has been living in Barcelona since 1984. While collaborating with independent film producers she wrote an original feature length film, The Blue Shepherd, which has been translated into Spanish. At present, she is adapting this screenplay into a novel. She has also completed a non-fiction book titled Calle Buenos Aires, about her life in Barcelona. In June 2012, Barcelona’s English literary magazine, Barcelona INK, published her short story, Ni un Churro, (Not on Your Life), which will be included in her forthcoming collection of Barcelona stories.
Susana’s grandfather Harry Gross was responsible for her writing career. He nicknamed her Maggie Scratch. She used this name as a pseudonym when she wrote for The Ibiza News, creating the rebel reporter, the straight-shooting maverick Maggie Scratch who went on to become the inspiration for her novel, Maggie Scratch. It is now available on Amazon under these links: