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Author: Susan Keene

The Writer’s Retreat

Posted on Mar 11, 2023 by   1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized

I’m sitting in a large room with other writers on a retreat. I love these adventures with friends and no responsibility for four days other than writing.  Three wholesome meals a day and beautiful acreage to walk around when you want to take a break. Sorry it is the rainy season. Today we will have [..Read more]

Ground Hog day and other thoughts

Posted on Feb 2, 2023 by   2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Ground Hog Day Today is Ground Hog Day. It is also Farrah Faucet’s birthday. When the kids were growing up, Farrah was a hot commodity. I can’t forget her birthday because the boy across the street loved her. There wasn’t a spot in his room not covered with her picture smiling down at him from [..Read more]

How is your memory?

Posted on Jan 21, 2023 by   3 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

  How is your memory? How is your memory? I write most things down. Meetings, appointments, special days and especially lists. If I deem it important it goes into my planner. When I worked for Sears, we used the Franklin method. They were so dead set on the idea Franklin worked better than any other, [..Read more]

Me and My writing

Posted on Sep 3, 2022 by   3 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

I went to Alton Senior High School in Alton, Illinois. We had a class of 542. Twelve months ago, Jim Rugh and Joanne McCalfe began putting together an alumni newsletter. I am honored to be spotlighted and I thought I would share it with you. I hope it will answer some of the author questions [..Read more]

Breakups, Buffalo and Beginnings

Posted on Jul 17, 2022 by   5 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

  Break ups, Buffalo, and Beginnings Ever been to Mount Rushmore? The buffalo roam the streets along with the tourists. None of them acted like they wanted to charge us. We didn’t stop our cars to get closer to them. One followed me but not so close as to frighten me; but that is not [..Read more]

Where to book Ideas come from?

Posted on Jul 7, 2022 by   3 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

I wanted to write a series of mysteries based around the Springfield Cardinal’s Stadium. First thing I did was get a job with the team for the summer. It didn’t take me long to realize I would not learn anything about the team or see any of the stadium except the souvenir store where they [..Read more]

Collecting Dogs

Posted on Jun 16, 2022 by   1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized

The country is full of hidden surprises. DR and I were on our way to a discount store in the middle of nowhere. The directions went like this. Drive 4 miles to Highway Z. Follow the road until you come to the first low water bridge, if there is a road there, turn left. If [..Read more]

Fun Memories

Posted on Jun 9, 2022 by   3 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

  Fun Memories My daughter, Molly, will have passed five years ago this month. Although I think of her every day, all the memories aren’t sad. Here is one I thought I’d share with you. For several years we took the kids to Rockaway Beach for a week. They would swim during the day and [..Read more]

My Not-So-Good First Day of School

Posted on Jun 1, 2022 by   6 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Let me set the scene, from my point of view, of school in the 1950’s. We all went to a neighborhood school. For the most part, children lived close enough to our schools to walk. Most of the schools were red brick with high ceilings and windows from floor to a few feet from the [..Read more]