Susanna Godoy Lohse


Susanna Godoy Lohse is the daughter of an American schoolteacher and a Latin American businessman who was born in Lima, Peru. Her parents met on a finca near Havana, Cuba, where her father was playing polo, and her mother was an expert horse jumper. Her mother had moved to Cuba during the Great Depression from Oklahoma to take a position as a governess for a British family.

Born in Oklahoma, Susanna spent her early childhood in pre-Castro Havana and a Victorian home in a Colorado mining town not far from the Continental Divide. She speaks fluent Spanish, as Spanish was her first language.

After her father's business, the Godoy Sayan Bank and Insurance Company in Havana was confiscated at gunpoint during the communist revolution, Colorado became her family's permanent home. Before finalizing "The Peerless Dulcinea" she adapted it into a screenplay (unproduced) and won a Gold Award at the Worldfest International Film Festival, where film makers like the Coen Brothers, Ang Lee, Robert Rodriguez, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg won their first awards.

The Peerless Dulcinea is loosely based on her remembrances of her early childhood in Havana and Colorado.

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The Karma of Mao: The Incompatibility of Socialism and Marxism with Buddhist Principles
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,280. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Buddhist
The Karma of Mao is a devastating critique of socialism and Marxism through the eyes of a longtime Buddhist, and award-winning author. Karl Marx and the Buddha each came up with very different solutions for the world's ills. In theory, Marxism, and/or socialism seem to be equitable systems of government, but in the end, karma runs all over the Marxist dogma.
Handling Boys
Price: Free! Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Social Issues / Dating & Sex
Retro is the new radical when it comes to the relevance of old-fashioned advice on boy-girl relationships in a new age. Learn from the mistakes of older generations of women who didn’t follow the advice of their mothers and grandmothers, and how they destroyed their chances at finding true love. Be the kind of girl for whom a boy would go out into the world and slay dragons.
The Peerless Dulcinea
Price: Free! Words: 53,570. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 20th Century, Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America
The screenplay adaptation (unproduced) of this book has already won a Gold Award at the WorldFest International Film Festival. A Gone With the Wind kind of story set in the era of Madmen (late 1950's). Emmy, the daughter of an eccentric aristocrat and her beloved nanny suffer the whims of an evil socialite. Ages 9 and up.

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