Susan Bailey is an writer, speaker and musician. She is the author of River of Grace: Creative Passages Through Difficult Times. Along with her own blogs (Be as One and Louisa May Alcott is My Passion), Bailey contributes to Catholicmom.com and the Association of Catholic Women Bloggers. She writes articles and a monthly column known as “Be as One” for the Diocese of Worcester newspaper, The Catholic Free Press.
Bailey, who works as a marketing/advertising assistant for a local real estate firm, is an associate member of the Commission for Women of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, where previously she served as chair and secretary, helping to organize the biennial “Gather Us In” women’s conference, one of the first major Catholic women’s conferences in the country. As part of her duties she wrote the monthly column for The Catholic Free Press known as “Concerning Women.”
A professional musician and graphic artist, Bailey has released four CDs; performed on EWTN, CatholicTV, and World Youth Day 2002; and served as a cantor in her parish of St. Luke the Evangelist for fifteen years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education (with concentrations in U.S. History and Music) from Bridgewater State University.
She and her husband, Rich, have two grown children and live in North Grafton, Massachusetts.