By Miriam Raftery
February 8, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – It is with great sadness that we report the death of East County Magazine’s “Baja Blog” columnist Susan Mahalick, 60. She passed away at the University of California San Diego Medical Center last week following an illness.
Susan was also the author of My Gold Coast Baja: A Practical Guide, a primer for visitors and those considering moving to Mexico. Her writing career included articles for the BajaTimes.com, Ezine.com, San Diego Red, and writing for the Secretary of Tourism in Baja.
According to her biography on Amazon.com, she lived in nearly every major region of the U.S. before visiting Baja and falling in love with the region. >She settled in La Misión in Baja, Mexico, where she lived for over a decade. She wrote extensively about the wine region in Guadalupe Valley, as well as Rosarita, Ensenada, and other areas, sharing the many delights that she found in her travels.
Raised in Middlesex, New Jersey, she held degrees in geology and geography from the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO. Her first career was in geological drafting. She later worked in computer technology before finding her calling as a writer, sharing her Baja discoveries and zest for living with readers around the world.
You can read more about her book at http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/baja-california-guide-survival-land-beauty and hear our radio interview with Susan Mahalick at http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/2014/August/Bookshelf%20Susan%20Mahalick-final.mp3
You can view her “Baja Blog” columns at http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/columns/baja-blog