Susan Finnis


A native of Texas, copywriter Susan Finnis has been in Japan for 25 years. She moved there to stay for three years, but somehow time got away from her.

She is an inveterate logophile – word puzzles and interesting etymologies intrigue her. She is currently working her way through the New York Times crossword puzzle, with the goal of completing a Saturday puzzle in pen. Now on Wednesday (in pencil), she is on schedule to attain this goal on her 173rd birthday.

Susan has published three volumes of poetry and a compilation on Amazon and writes personal limericks for friends and enemies alike. Her prized possessions are her sake cup collection from all around Japan. She does not drink sake.
Her hero is Dolly Parton, who has stayed true to her roots and has changed the music industry instead of letting it change her.

As a copywriter, she tries to bring her love of words to the copy with integrity and humor. She loves that writing for email marketing is like creating little short stories.

Favorite Quote:

“The trouble with the rat race is even if you win, you’re still a rat.” – Lily Tomlin


Japan | Hokkaido

Interesting Facts:


Andriy and his family moved to the US in 2004.

Susan’s Favorite Poet: e.e.cummingses.



Favorite Guilty Pleasure: Gerard Butler B-Movies.

Track Record of Success

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, going down YouTube rabbit holes, and being a pet mom to a dog and two cats with extreme personalities.

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