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GRINGOLANDIA, BOOK 2: THE CLINTON MOORE THRILLER SERIES

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Share|  “…a friggin’ gringo nightmare”Irving Critchfield said that! I sure didn’t. But Irving is the main character in GringoLandia, and was commenting on his new home in Vilcabamba, so he gets his say …*****ANNOUNCEMENT — Irving just put up a facebook page. Check him out HERE.*****Fred and I recently made a working trip to Vilcabamba, site […]

WRITER’S TIP: YOUR PHOTOS

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Share| Afternoon sun hits the multi-colored stain glass window in a small church tucked away in the Andes of Ecuador. As a self-published writer, I know that I’m fortunate living Ecuador, a beautiful country where opportunity abounds for shooting original photographs for my blogs, My Pinterest Board, book covers and more. The cover of my newest […]

Colonia Dignidad Draws Attention of “Fired” Dallas News Reporter Character in The Plan – a Novel

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Share| Michael Townley, an American assassin Reporter Sara Mercury (a character in The Plan) fired for “too much time spent on the JFK assassination,” turns her interest to American assassin, Michael Townley (shown here), and wonders what role he might have played in the strange 1999 death of  Des Moines, Iowa lawyer David W. Belin, […]

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Please Retweet This Post. Thanks, SK Announcing GRINGOLANDIA“Set in a world of South American  gringos, gossipand murder!” Susan Klopfer, author Book II of the Civil Rights Mystery Sleuth Series GRINGOLAND by Susan Klopfer, author of THE PLAN, a novel, and other nonficton books including The Emmett Till Book, Who Killed Emmett Till, Where Rebels Roost, and […]

What happened to James Meredith’s roommate—the second black person admitted to “Ole Miss”?

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(This fascinating article is reprinted with permission by the author, Pete Eikenberry. The article appeared in the Federal Bar Council Quarterly, a publication to judges and lawyers practicing in the federal courts in New York, Connecticut and Vermont.S short bio for Mr. Eikenberry appears at the end of the article. The photo of Cleve McDowell and Rev. […]

Happy Birthday to My Mother, Betty Orr. She Keeps Herself Going In So Many Creative Ways!!

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Betty Orr, accomplished writer AND mother I’m tired and my eyes hurt. I’ve been working all day on marketing The Plan. Mostly recently, I put it up as a kindle book on Amazon. All of this (researching, writing, marketing) is hard work and sometimes I get worn out! But what is the alternative? Oh, any […]

The Plan “Is About Emmett Till, Too,” Author Says

Share| I just put The Plan up on Amazon (Kindle,, for now — print version comes out next week). It’s a book that starts in New York, but ends up in the Mississippi Delta and then moves into South America. For those interested in the story of Emmett Till, The Plan has much to do […]

WHY I WRITE BOOKS

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Share| _____ Susan Klopfer I write books because they bring history alive. I believe my stories communicate a truth that is necessary for all of us to hear as we pass through life. I often write in the early hours of morning, till my husband peeks into my office and asks why I’m up and […]

Stunning Tiles in Cuenca, Ecuador; Walkin’ the Dog in this Colonial City

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Oh, you know how I love the old tile in Cuenca! This morning Benji (my rescue dog) and I peeked into a colonial building on the side street across from the “blue church” and found a vintage hostel, complete with the most beautiful tile inside and out. I believe the hostel’s name is Orchidea. Here’s […]

New photo of Emmett Till historical site shows grocery store building disappearing into time

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Isaac Goldberg took this photo last year of the grocery store in Money, Mississippi where Emmett Till whistled at a white woman. He’s graciously given permission to publish it here.  Thanks Isaac! It is a shame the store cannot be preserved. Each time I see photos they show this structure simply disappearing into time. But […]