Suzanne Gilbert has given workshops and speaker presentations, served on multiple adoption panels, and has written fiction with adoption themes. Venues and recognition include: 2019 Author Roundtable at the 40th annual American Adoption Congress in Washington, D.C.; performance for "The Moth"; Keynote speaker at 2014 annual luncheon of National Council of Jewish Women-Metrowest with research and reading from Tapioca Fire; St. John's University presenter at The Adoption Initiative conference; and numerous adoption-related panels or literary discussions including ones hosted by last year's keynote at Montclair State School of Social Work, and at her own “alma mater”, the Spence-Chapin Adoption Agency.
She curates a Facebook page with over 7,000 organic/unpaid readers/page likes as of mid-May 2019 that highlights both fiction and non-fiction on adoption, fostering, and other cultural topics @Suzanne Gilbert.Author. Her personal observations there are based on a love of reading and parenting a blended family with three now grown adopted boys.
Suzanne Gilbert is taking a break from a career in cyber security to focus on writing a series of cyber thrillers, Severity.One.Series, and has a prequel, the adoption quest novel Tapioca Fire, which was selected as one of four recommended books for 2014 by Concerned People for Adoption (CPFA). Her shorter works of fiction and non-fiction have been included in anthologies and literary magazines. She indie published a chapbook based on a series of ecumenical celebrations of adoption through the Seder/Easter/Equinox that she organized at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown and at Temple B’nai Or, 2015.