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Come along with Susan and Benji for a daily walk in Cuenca, Ecuador

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This old multi-story building on Simon Bolivar Avenidad is under repair. Benji and I walked by just this afternoon. We could smell fresh bread wafting from the panaderia, directly across the street. How we love our daily walks in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Learning to use Chopsticks takes patience, and so does adjusting to a new culture, author says

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Many from other countrie are surprised at the political marches that occur regularly in Ecuador. My opinion: We need to learn more about this active and successful process!A COUPLE OF NEW FRIENDS are not making it here in Cuenca, Ecuador—at least so far. I like them and find they are interesting and fun. But I […]

Half Schnauzer, Half Poodle (We Think) , I Know ‘Benji’ Has a Story

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Say hello to Benji, our rescue dog. He came into our Cuenca, Ecuador home after his step mom, Nancee, learned she could not have anymore animals. She advertised his need for a home, and we were lucky enough to find him! Nancee softly cried as he left her home, and I know she misses him. […]

First book in Clinton Moore Thriller Series —

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Share| What secrets were behind this rusty fence? The Plan  Book 1: Clinton Moore Thriller Series  I met a woman in the Mississippi Delta with a story to tell. She was driving me home from the small town of Drew to Parchman Penitentiary where I lived with my husband, who was the prison’s chief psychologist. That […]

It was the “damned gate” that caught my attention. (Surprising words from a Mississippi debutante trainer)

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It took a year to create and write The Plan–and get it into publication. I came up with the idea many years ago, when living in Mississippi, but didn’t have the needed time to really think about and develop the plot or complete the project until I retired and moved to Cuenca, Ecuador. This morning I was […]

Here’s a Twist on the Emmett Till Story (Also on JFK and MLK Assassinations)

What could happen today to someone who poked around unsolved murder cases, trying to pick up new facts? And what if they learned too much? The tight bond between Clinton and Joe, two gay, black lawyers (one of them, married) is broken when Joe is reportedly found hanged. A suicide seems impossible to Clint, and […]

Preview – Just for you. The Plan (Prologue and Chapter 1)

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Am I retired? I don’t know. I live in Ecuador and have friends who’ve retired. We have an easy life. Lots of places to go and things to do. BUT —  I have to confess that I love writing books. This last one took a full year to birth. Far longer than I’d planned or […]

Awakening to Retirement in the Andes

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Door to Andean Church, outside of Cuenca It has been a year we’ve been “retired” in Cuenca, Ecuador. I put the word in quotes, because honestly, it hasn’t felt like being retired (whatever that means) at all. We’ve been busy. Fred is seeing some patients and writing a book, and I’ve been WORKING HARD writing […]

Youtube, iMovie and Having Fun Building a Book Trailer

Creative book trailers can help get the word out. You don’t need to pay top money to produce them. I used iMovie ($5) on my iPad to build this. There are many ways to do the same thing on your PC, like using Picas (free), for instance. You’ll need to shoot some photos, maybe some […]

Historical fiction thriller takes readers into the Andes of South America; starts in New York City

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An alternative fiction novel based on the MURDERS of two Deep South, gay black lawyers. Release Set for September 2013   The Plan is an alternative history and paranormal fiction thriller by civil rights author, Susan Klopfer. Here is how Susan describes her newest book: The bond between Clinton and Joe, two gay, black lawyers (one of them, married) […]