Sue Stephenson

Sue Stephenson is a speechwriter, psychologist, and author of two humorous, philosophical novels. Sue was born in Africa, and raised in New York City, Paris, Geneva, and Rome. She obtained a BA from Cornell, and an MS and PhD from Northwestern. She wrote a memoir for a well-known Wall Street investor, has adapted novels into screenplays, and is a trial and court testimony consultant. She is based in Southern California.

Novels:

The Jerusalem Helix—The international novel of tolerance is being adapted to the screen, already has a movie trailer, and will soon be ready to pitch to producers.

This fast-paced, timely novel of tolerance brings us a young, likeable, John Lennon-type of protagonist who has made the book a hit with readers of surprisingly different backgrounds. It has also been a great selection for book clubs all over the country. The story is reminiscent of such thought-provoking classics as Siddhartha (Hermann Hesse) and The Alchemist (Paolo Coelho). Christ’s DNA is discovered in an ancient relic—and secretly used to create a boy. He is never told the truth about his conception. Who will this young man be exactly? How will we react when he leaves his sheltered childhood, enters our modern world, and meets the Pope, the Dalai Lama, and people of all religions?

The Day of Forgetting is published under the pseudonym Nel Stephenson.

A collective amnesia strikes the globe, deleting our memories for all the events and people that make us who we are. If our past weighs us down, does forgetting it free us?

The book explores the contemporary issues of journalistic truth and sacrifice—and their importance in keeping our governments honest. Set in the present, this high-concept novel is both thrilling and philosophical. The story follows the intertwined fates of a French war correspondent (Max) and an Asian-American con artist (Chen), as they piece together their lives and save each other in the back alleys of Los Angeles. It is Max who follows a lead all the way to Antarctica, where he finds trouble, then horror, and finally the cause of the global catastrophe. Does forgetting our traumas and crimes give us a second chance—or will we make the same old mistakes twice?

Both are available worldwide in print, ebook, and audiobook on Amazon, Audible, and Apple Books.

Articles by Sue Stephenson

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