Susan Thornton Hobby is a writer and editor with twenty-seven years of experience. A former newspaper journalist, Hobby received her masters in literature in 1995. A twenty-year board member of the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo), Hobby has become an artistic advisor to the board, as well as writing grants, producing their television show and organizing events.

As a founding member of the Little Patuxent Review literary magazine, Hobby interviews authors for the publication, such as novelists Michael Chabon and Alice McDermott, former U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall, and poets Lucille Clifton and Joy Harjo. As an editor, Hobby has prepared four manuscripts for publication, rewriting and researching to add historical, legal and cultural context to sports books.

As well, she has edited several collections of poetry, a poetry anthology, and serves as the copyeditor for Cherry Castle Publishing. These interviews first appeared in the Little Patuxent Review, a literary magazine based in Maryland.