Susan O’Doherty is the mother of an 11-year-old son. Her writing has been featured in Eureka Literary Magazine, Northwest Review, Apalachee Review, Ballyhoo Stories, Eclectica, VerbSap, Carve, Reflection’s Edge, Word Riot, Style & Sense, Phoebe, and the anthologies Mama, PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life (Rutgers University Press, 2008), It’s a Boy!(Seal Press, 2005), The Best of Carve, Volume VI, and Familiar (The People’s Press, 2005). New work is forthcoming in About What Was Lost: Women Writers on Miscarriage (Penguin, 2007). Her book on women and creativity will be published by Seal Press in the spring of 2007. She is also a psychologist specializing in issues affecting writers. Her advice column for writers, “The Doctor is In,” appears each Friday on MJ Rose’s blog, “Buzz, Balls, and Hype“.