Annabel was a founder member of an award-winning marketing company, advising the chief executives of companies such as Sony, Reuters and the Financial Times. After four children, and at breaking point, she sold her company. Following a stint studying photography and producing a community cook book, she changed tack and wrote an award-winning novel The Joyce Girl which sold in 14 countries and was selected for the 2017 Berlin Film Festival. Since then she has written regularly for a range of titles including the Daily Telegraph, Psychologies, The Author, the Guardian, The Irish Times, Elle, Australian Weekend Review, Sydney Morning Herald etc.
After a career in magazine journalism (Woman, Time Out and The Independent among others) and with two cookbooks under her belt - A Survival Guide to the Student Kitchen (Foulsham 1995) and Fun Food Gourmet Games ( with Johnny McCune, Kyle Cathie 1999) - Susan switched to television. She directed Gordon Ramsay on The F-Word and produced Raymond Blanc on the first series of The Restaurant. Her career has taken her all over the world and she has worked extensively in the U.S. and Canada. She now works as a documentary producer, with many BAFTA, RTS and Broadcast Awards-nominated series to her name.