Susan Avallone received a BA in English from Rutgers College, and a Masters in Library Science from Columbia University.
Her professional career began at the magazine Library Journal, where she rose from Editorial Assistant to Managing Editor, running the News division and writing feature articles.
In 1987 she married Carr D’Angelo and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment business. Her first job was as Development Assistant at Gladden Entertainment, doing script coverage and notes. She also helped compile the first Lone Eagle editions of the Film Writers Guide, the Producers, Studio Executives and Agents Guide and the Cinematographers, Production Designers, Costume Designers and Film Editors Guide.
She next became Editor of these guides, while working as a Research Assistant for the drama series “Capital News” at MTM. She then became Development Executive in features and television, for a writing/producing team at Warner Bros. While there she developed the pilot “The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.” for the Fox network.
Susan then worked as a producer and screenwriter for many years, setting up projects at Universal Studios, Disney Channel, and other companies.
Since 2003, she and Carr have owned and operated Earth-2 Comics, with locations in Sherman Oaks and Northridge. She runs the monthly art class S.C.R.A.W.L. (The Secret Comics Readers Artists & Writers League) that brings writers and artists to the store to lead children in drawing and storytelling lessons.
Susan is a proud member of The Valkyries, a group of women who work in comics retailing.