So Long Status Quo

What happens when nine amazing women of history inspire a suburban mom to abandon her couch and dive into real life? Cuba, welding, and jewelry for water, that’s what!

Susy’s life was a lot like her couch–comfy, slumberous, and safe. She was a happy suburban wife and mom who enjoyed her couch-like cocoon and avoided suffering and uncomfortable situations at all costs. Then she met Rose … Eleanor … Elizabeth … and Jane. Now, thanks to their example, her life will never be the same.

SO LONG STATUS QUO is the powerful story of how nine amazing historical women inspired a suburban mom to get up off her couch and embark on a quest for something more. Venturing into unusual and even dangerous places, she followed their example and found herself serving needy children on a secret humanitarian mission to Cuba, feeding the homeless, sharing her faith in pagan communities, and selling her jewelry to fund freshwater wells in Sudan.

Inspiring, convicting, and transformational, SO LONG STATUS QUO challenges women to examine their lives and answer this question: How can I become a woman who changes the world? Whether it’s by sharing your faith like Perpetua or getting your hands dirty like Rosie the Riveter, Susy invites women of all ages to say goodby to their old, couch-comfy lives and become women who change the world, starting in their own backyard.


→ Mother Teresa
→ Eleanor Roosevelt
→ Jane Austen
→ Rosie the Riveter
→ Perpetua
→ Elizabeth Fry
→ Mary Magdalene
→ Queen Elizabeth I
→ Harriet Tubman

“What an amazing book! With equal parts inspiration and application, this is a must read manual for any woman who wants to trade her ordinary lifefor one that is God-breathed and extraordinary.After reading this, I want to go feed the poor, climb a mountain, and maybe even clean out a closet or two.” – Kathi Lipp, national speaker and author of The Husband Project.



Susy Flory is the New York Times bestselling author or co-author of thirteen books. A graduate of UCLA, she has a background in journalism, education, and communications. She loves reading and writing stories about unforgettable people who are living lives of adventure, courage, hope, redemption, and transformation. Susy’s runaway bestseller, Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero (Thomas Nelson, 2011), co-written with Michael Hingson, hit the New York Times bestsellers list in both hardcover nonfiction and e-book nonfiction the first week of release. Thunder Dog has been translated into more than 15 languages, including German, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, and Chinese. Her latest book is The Sky Below (Little A, 2017) with Scott Parazynski. Scott is the only man ever to have flown in space and summited Mount Everest. The Sky Below was a Kindle First selection and an Amazon “Most Read” bestseller. A member of the Authors Guild, Susy also directs the West Coast Christian Writers Conference in the East Bay Area and is active in her local church. A breast cancer survivor of four gnarly surgeries, Susy celebrates life by chasing great stories in places like Cuba, Haiti, Turkey, Israel, and her own backyard. She loves riding a crazy ex-racehorse named Stetson, hiking in the High Sierras, and skiing black diamond runs whenever she can.