A powerful voice for hope, international speaker Susan Norris helps teens and women find freedom from strongholds in the areas of purity and spiritual identity. In her debut novel, Rescuing Hope, she frames the realities of sex trafficking in America. This woman of boldness, known to many as Miss Susan, spent countless hours with survivors, their families, detectives and a former pimp, emerging a voice for victims and a catalyst for action among her peers. She networks on behalf of organizations such as Resolution Hope, Not for Sale, and Out of Darkness, lobbies for stronger laws to protect victims and walks alongside rescued girls as they piece together shattered lives. Having graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Master’s of Education, Susan taught in public and private schools and served as a leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes before being called to full time ministry. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia, and considers them to be her highest calling. Susan can be found at her website, Twitter @SusanCNorris, and Facebook.
I’m a former elementary school teacher and a public speaker. All my life I’ve been teaching and telling no matter what the topic. The hardest shift for me was to go from telling to showing. It felt like I wrote three million revisions of the manuscript shifting from telling to showing. Thankfully, I had a very skillful editor who pointed out when I got it right and when I needed to rewrite.