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Susan McCormick is a writer and doctor in Seattle, author of The Fog Ladies cozy murder mystery series and Granny Can't Remember Me, a lighthearted picture book about Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

She graduated from Smith College and George Washington University School of Medicine, with additional training in San Francisco and Washington, DC. She served as a military doctor for nine years before settling in the Pacific Northwest. She is married and has two boys, plus a giant Newfoundland dog, Albert.


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Susan McCormick Plotting is smart, or you will end up with too few suspects, as I did with my first draft of THE FOG LADIES. Then lovely, innocent characters have to …morePlotting is smart, or you will end up with too few suspects, as I did with my first draft of THE FOG LADIES. Then lovely, innocent characters have to be turned into potential murderers. However, though I try to plot and plan, along the way, with fingers flying on keypad keys, writing magic happens. Characters do unexpected things and get themselves into trouble. One of my characters, Enid Carmichael, discovers Starbucks lattes at the ripe old age of eighty. She loves the bitterness, the froth. I wrote that. Then she craved more, and the next thing I knew, she was stealing Starbucks coupons from her neighbor’s newspaper to feed her addiction. She did that. Not me. Give your characters a little space to be themselves, because the surprises they bring will delight you and your readers.(less)
Susan McCormick THE FOG LADIES is a cozy murder mystery, due out in Oct, with a group of feisty older women and one overworked, overtired, overstressed medical intern…moreTHE FOG LADIES is a cozy murder mystery, due out in Oct, with a group of feisty older women and one overworked, overtired, overstressed medical intern who all live in an elegant apartment building in San Francisco where old ladies start to die. I am working a a sequel, if the Fog Ladies live through the evil in their building. I also envision a sequel for GRANNY CAN'T REMEMBER ME, this one for adults.(less)
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Tip #2 for joyful conversations with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Enjoy, no matter what the current space or reality

We never questioned anything my mom said. Correcting someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, for instance about where they are, what year it is, whether you visited yesterday or not, causes them to feel confused, scared, irritated, worried, annoyed. If you go with them whatever they say or wherever their current reality takes you, everyone can enjoy the ride.

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Published on October 06, 2019 18:31 Tags: alzheimer-s, alzheimers, caregiver, dementia

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Yet another delightful Mma Ramotswe story. This time she runs for City Council, and immediately regrets it. Charlie is a large part of this story and his character evolves beautifully, poignantly. Another small gem from Alexander McCall Smith.
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I enjoyed this book and its characters immensely and thought about them long after I was finished. An American scholar marries a vicar and moves to a quaint English village, only to be suspected in the murder of an Italian outsider. She solves severa ...more
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