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Susan Oliver Nelson

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Susan Oliver Nelson was born and raised on the Gulf Coast in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. After graduating high school, she moved to Dallas Texas to attend University of Dallas in Irving. There she received her undergraduate degree in Consumer Lending from the American Institute of Banking. However, years later she returned to school, Saint Leo University, for her B.A. in English.

She began writing as a freelance reporter in 1995. Since then, her “beat” has become military community related issues. Her articles have been seen in Base News: The Washington Times, Wilson County News, The Sun Herald, Killeen Daily News, Abilene Reporter-News, Georgia Online News Service, The Connection, Community News, Tampa, Inside Nova and The Edmund Burke Institute’s Reflection Magazine.  She is currently the Arlington Military Community Reporter at and blogs on her personal website .

Her book, Trips of Daisy, a journey through a thousand days of deployment, is scheduled to release July 24, 2011. The story captures a family’s ordeals through two deployments to Iraq. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Fisher House Foundation. The goal is to raise a good amount of money for wounded soldiers and their families.

She is the mother of four and is currently employed in the E-publishing field. Her husband continues to serve his country as an Army nurse at Walter Reed AMC. They currently live on Fort Belvoir in Virginia.

Trips of Daisy: A journey through a thousand days of deployment
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