Happy New Year!! Welcome, 2016!
And welcome back to Spellen of Troy! I’m welcoming myself back, as well!
This time last year, (and the year before, for that matter) I was one busy starving writer, frantically churning out nine articles a week for my gig at Brownstoner.com.
I wanted to do a Troy blog, but it was just too much, I was chained to the computer, blurry-eyed, and burned out.
So Spellen of Troy sat here, unwritten, unread and unloved.
This year, things are different.
I'm writing less on a daily basis, as I am working on my first published book for Brownstoner.
It’s going to be an updated collection of some of my best articles from the last seven years; stories about the architecture and history of Brooklyn.
It’s very exciting, and I’ll be posting announcements as much as possible!
The plan is to have the book available for gift giving next Christmas season.
There are exciting goings on here, where I live, as well. Now that my daily workload is a bit less, I plan on having time to concentrate more on the wonderful things happening in Troy, NY.
2016 is also going to be a year where I actively improve my health and wealth.
Success comes to those who get out there and do. No more excuses! Let's do something!!
My name is Suzanne Spellen. I've been many things: a writer, historian, preservationist, musician, traveler, designer, sewer, teacher, and tour guide; a long time Brooklynite and now, a proud resident of Troy, NY.