About The Author: Susan P. Cooper

“Finding Our Way Now” is all about food, wine, and a bit of conversation. Thank-you for stopping by.

Susan P. Cooper

Susan P. Cooper, findingourwaynow.com

Susan is a former marketing and sales executive, now the Publisher and Executive Director for Finding Our Way Now LLC. She is responsible for researching, producing and creating all the content, products, illustrations and images for the company and two websites. Susan is by nature a teacher and storyteller who makes her home in Northern California with her husband and her fur-kid Samuel, who watches everything she does.

Susan is by nature a teacher and storyteller who makes her home in Northern California with her husband and her fur-kid Samuel, who watches everything she does.

Susan is a published author, offering stories from her childhood, adult and work life called “Lessons From an Ordinary Life.” She currently has a few published works on Amazon, with more to come.

On this website, you will notice the recipe booklets exclusively available only on this site, along with links to some of the Amazon published works by Susan. On the home page, the focus is on food and wine. Other menu items are available but are not reflected on the homepage. Just click on the menu item to see what may interest you.

Current Publication Schedule:

Food – Tuesday is all about food, recipes with wine pairing suggestions, and many of her favorite kitchen products.
Wine – Thursday is devoted to an occasional wine, wineries, or some interesting beverages mixes and cocktails.

Rod Cooper, findingourwaynow.com
Susan’s Greatest Cheerleader

Food – Susan loves to cook.  It’s all about easy in the kitchen when it comes to her recipes. This passion for cooking makes it a natural for her to share all the easy, fun and assessable recipes she develops and photographs on her blog. This philosophy and passion have culminated in the creation of many recipe booklets, now for sale, with a potential cookbook currently in the works.

Wine – Susan will tell you she is not a wine expert; she just knows what she likes. For her, it’s all about sharing interesting information about wines or beverages for an average person, like herself. She is very fortunate to live in the wine country. Having access to a great many wine regions allows her the opportunity to occasionally share information about the various wines from boutique wineries to national brands she discovers in her travels.

Our Maine Coon Cat, findingourwaynow.com
Samuel, Our Fur Kid

Images & Drawing – Working on the company’s two websites rekindled her passion for drawing and image creation. Why not check out some of her demonstrations showing you how she creates some of her ever popular original drawings.

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  • Jax Labyrinth

    Lovely blog, great to see so many positive blogs out there! Enjoy your journey, thanks for the inspiration!

    • Hi Jax and welcome. I so agree with you and thanks for your kind words

  • Will Cotterill

    Hi Susan! I enjoyed reading your food blog and I am requesting if you accept a recipe guest post? Thanks! Will..

    • Hi Will, I am glad you are. I do and my assistant (Elizabeth Scott) or I will be in touch. 🙂

  • wendy mccance

    Congratulations!!! You have won the Blog Contest at http://searchingforthehappiness.com Have a great day. 🙂

  • zen city

    i had no idea you were already inundated with awards!!! ooops!
    see: http://myzencity.com/journey/my-work/qualifications/super-sweet-blogger-award/

    • Hi there, No worries, I love the fact that you thought of me. Thank you. 🙂

  • lorraine reguly

    Hi there! I have nominated you for “The Very Inspiring Blog Award”! Read this post for more information about what you have to do to accept it!

    • Hi Loraine, You are too kind. Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Pat Ruppel

    Susan – I’ve linked you on my site for The Sunshine Award at http://plaintalkandordinarywisdom.com/thank-you-for-the-sunshine-award/.

    Thank you for the reads and your support.

    • Thank you Pat. You are so welcome. 🙂

      • Pat Ruppel

        You’re welcome Susan. Just wanted you to know I appreciate you, even though you’ve received this award before.

  • Greg Narayan

    Hi Susan!

    Nice story! First thing that got me was you’re an accidental blogger, like me (I spilled piping hot coffee on a WordPress for Dummies book). How did your accident come about?

    I really love what you’ve done in moderating the Bloggers Help Bloggers page. Agree with 99% of it, in that I actually like a good unwieldy discussion 🙂 Great job.

    Hope to hear more from you, and help out wherever you need in the group.


    • Hi Greg, Thank you. I started blogging out of a whim for no reason really. It was more like a diary of my thoughts. It was meant of be personal but someone commented. I was so surprised. One thing lead to another and here I am.

      I have help with BHB os I can’t take all the credit. but thank you for to compliment. just may take you up on the offer some time.

      Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you enjoyed what you found. 🙂

      • Greg Narayan

        It’s a superb community Susan, happy I was recommend to it. Do let me know! I’m particularly handy with anything WordPress or guest blogging.

        • I agree Greg. When a need arises I will be sure to give you a shout. 🙂

  • Pat Amsden

    Great blog Susan. I love the snowmen!

    • Thanks so much Pat. The snowmen have been a big hit. 🙂

  • Hi Susan and the Cheerleader,
    Good to know a bit more about you all the three,
    But Alas ‘my samuel’s picture is not showing pl. check and fix it.
    Susan you proved and still proving that “Disability is not a liability”
    Keep up the good work,
    Carry on!
    I just subscribed,
    have you all a blessed New Year 2014

    • Hi Philip and welcome. Thank you for your kind words and becoming part of my community. Samuel’s picture is showing on the different browsers I checked me, so I’m not sure what is happening. Try refreshing your browser and let me know if that helps. Happy New Year, 🙂

  • I love the simple yet stylish look of your blog! way to go!

    • Thanks Tuhin, I really do appreciate your thoughts and kind words. 🙂

  • Vivek

    Hi Susan,

    It’s really nice to meet you ! It’s really amazing that you are a artist, writer a great accidental blogger. Well Susan to be honest with you, I really don’t like Wine But I how did I visit on this just becauser of this “Winery Marketing, A New Phase: #Wine” title. Yes the titles of this post is very attractive which attract to people toward the Blog.

    • Hi Vivek, Welcome. As you now know, wine is only one of the things I write about. I have always loved to cook and have been a story teller so you, so you will find that here as well. I look forward to you joining on the conversation. 🙂

  • Pat Ruppel

    Hi Susan – just wanted you to know I nominated you for the Butterfly Light Award at http://plaintalkandordinarywisdom.com/thank-you-my-last-butterfly-light-award/. Thank you for sharing and making this a better world. 🙂

    • Aw, thank you my dear friend. This came at just the right time and really made my day. You are the best. 🙂

      • Pat Ruppel

        You’re welcome, Susan, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect for me, too, on ending with my last award. It’s beautiful.

  • Marcel

    Hi Susan.

    Great blog you have here.

    So you are a published author? Ebooks or paperback?

    Thanks for sharing.



  • Pat Ruppel

    Hi Susan — hope you’re having a great week. I’ve tagged you for a Tell 5 Secrets Blog Hop! No obligation, but I thought you might like to join in with this fun challenge. You can read more about it here on my “About” page at http://plaintalkandordinarywisdom.com/about-me/.

    Take care and talk with you soon! 🙂

    • Hi Pat. I’m on my way. I will do the best I can in regards to this. Thanks for thinking of me. 🙂

      • Pat Ruppel

        Glad to hear, Susan, you’re on your way. There’s no obligation, as my site is award free — just a tag of appreciation, my friend, as my part in the fun challenge. 🙂

        • Thanks, I very appreciate the shout out my friend. ❤️

          • Pat Ruppel

            You bet — anytime, my friend. ❤️

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  • Bola

    Lovely post Susan. I would definitely try the orange butter syrup with a pancake.