"My life can be described in one sentence: It didn't go as planned, and that's okay." ~ Zushka Biros
Who I Am
Zushka Biros was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1965, and grew up in Bethel, Connecticut. The eldest of three children, she graduated from Bethel High School in 1983, and worked during her early adult life as a Paralegal for various law firms in Waterbury, Connecticut. She married her high school sweetheart in 1985 and they had two children, a daughter and a son. Her life changed in 1989 when they decided to move to Arizona.
During their 16 years of marriage, Zushka dealt with her husband’s alcoholism and drug-addiction, which resulted in a turbulent divorce in 2001 and his eventual suicide in 2009. An avid journal writer since the age of 7, Zushka eventually began to write professionally, beginning with God Knocked Me Off My Bike, published in May of 2010. A second book, The Secret Butterfly Trail, was released in November of 2013, and forms the basis for a series of stories entitled An Ordinary Life, the succeeding books anticipated for release in late 2017.
Author of numerous blogs, essays and short stories, Zushka is a freelance writer and model, and enjoys a simple life of hiking, yoga and belly dancing. She lives and blogs in Jerome, Arizona.
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Let’s start with my name – I was named after both of my great-grandmothers, 100% Czechoslovakian. Being born in the U.S., my name was Americanized to Suzie. When I became an adult, and outgrew that name, I reverted back to the original, “Zushka.”