An award-winning journalist and photographer, Susan M. Sparks lived around the world as a military spouse. With each new location, Susan engaged her creative skills working as a reporter and editor for various newspapers, an on-air news reporter and announcer, speechwriter for high-ranking military officers and lead military tours for VIPs. She has handled hysterical brides (as a wedding photographer), irritated generals (as a public affairs contractor), and survived much more.
She is the author of The Student Life Jacket, ghostwriter for numerous non-fiction books, founder of ASAP Writing Services, speaker, and presenter at WVPW Video Production Workshops. Other presentations include: Secrets From a Ghostwriter and The Student Life Jacket Unzipped (A workshop for parents and #college bound students)
Industry Expertise (3)
Writing and Editing
Public Relations and Communications
Areas of Expertise (3)
The Student Life Jacket (professional)
Author of "The Student Life Jacket, The Easy-to-Use Organizer and Guide to Staying Afloat in a Sea of Paperwork for College Students and Young Working Adults. "
USA Book News Best Book Award 2012 (professional)
The Student Life Jacket was selected as the winner in the Parenting/Family: Organizer and Planner category of the USABookNews.com Best Book Award for 2012.
Glazer Kennedy Fast Implementation Boot Camp: Creating Copy that Sells, Marketing 2011
Knightstown High School: 1978
Loral's Big Table: Alumni, Entrepreneur Workshop 2011
A year with Loral Langemeier is like the fast track to an MBA - with training on the basics of starting, running and exiting a business to the successful investing in all types of financial products. As a participant, I was involved in Masterminds and additional training from a wide variety of experts.
Ball State University: B.S., Photojournalism, Art 1982
Conceived and coordinated an attempt at the World's Biggest Jump, filmed by the video crew for Toyota's ad campaign. Footage aired at the national convention.
- Loral's Big Table
- Live Out Loud
Gail Brown, Co-Founder | Engaging Speakers
“Susan Sparks is an truly gifted writer, speaker, an astute businesswoman and a joy to work with. As a Sponsor of Engaging Speakers, Susan helped many of our members, including myself, with countless writing projects from rewriting the copy for our website, writing a specialized biography for an award nomination and mentoring our new members on how to put together a press kit to promote their speaking business. Susan has collaborated with fellow members on writing scripts for online teaser videos and assisted others in ghost writing their book. I highly recommend that you connect with Susan. You'll be so glad to have Susan as a resource for all your writing needs!” ,
Sample Talks (1)
Get It In Writing...Fast!
Susan M. Sparks, ghostwriter and self-published author will equip eager and reluctant writers with easy to use strategies to motivate prospects and clients with compelling content. In this presentation, you will learn: • Two words every business owner should consider when creating any message for their business • Perfectly legal techniques for getting inside your prospects’ head • Tips for quickly creating posts, articles, updates and tweets without feeling overwhelmed.
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance