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Susan McCormick

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Susan McCormick is a writer and doctor in Seattle, author of The Fog Ladies cozy murder mystery series, The Antidote, a medical STEM middle grade fantasy, 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 and civilian practice. She is married and has two boys. She loves giant dogs and has loved an English mastiff and two Newfoundlands.

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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 In my own personal life, I have no mystery. But in life, all around me, mystery abounds. As a cozy mystery writer, I see plots everywhere. The car sha…moreIn my own personal life, I have no mystery. But in life, all around me, mystery abounds. As a cozy mystery writer, I see plots everywhere. The car share driver overly interested in how long I’ll be traveling? I see a set up for burglary. A cutthroat music competition that comes every four years with only one scholarship awarded? I see a mom who will do anything to help her child succeed. An arguing couple in a National Park? I see a husband who might lean too close to the edge and “fall off.” I am kind, sedate, and boring in my real life, but my imagination is full of mystery.(less)
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Enid Carmichael, In Her Own Words

My name is Enid Carmichael, and I will get you up to date on what’s going on in the life of the Fog Ladies. Many of you know me from the Fog Ladies’ previous adventures in The Fog Ladies and The Fog Ladies: Family Matters, but you can read our latest caper without knowing anything about those. I’m eighty-one years old now, if you can believe it. But that’s just between you and me. My red hair and Read more of this blog post »
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I enjoyed this second in the series more than the first, which is saying a lot. Same delightful older characters, maybe acting truer to their ages now, much more straightforward story. Elizabeth the spy has an ex-husband, and he shows up seeking help ...more
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I love this series, and I loved this one more than the others because the locale of the crime is a writers' conference. Lots of humor, lots of interesting characters, but mostly just a fun idea to have the author in the story. The story is set on an ...more
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