Remembering Susan Bright

Susan BrightI first met Susan in 1989 when she helped me as I created our local homeless publication; Notes from the Blues Box which later evolved into the Austin Homeless Advocate and finally into the Austin Advocate.

Then, in 2009 after five (5) years of fruitless searching for a Publisher for my book, Looking Up at the Bottom Line, I returned to Susan for advice. As a publisher of poetry, she felt compelled to tell me right up front that there was nothing she could do for me. However, as busy as she was, she took the time to read it anyway. She realized that it was a story about Austin and our formula to end homelessness for over 1,000,000 minimum wage workers nationwide. Her response was simply, “The book is too important not to publish”…and so she did.

For me, she was all Austin.

– Richard Troxell

Learn more about Susan and sign the guest book at: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/sbright