Susie Duncan Sexton grew up in a very small town, Columbia City, Indiana. After graduating twelfth in her class at Ball State University (winning the first ever John R. Emens award for “most outstanding senior”), she returned to her hometown where she has worked as a teacher, a publicist, a museum curator, and a health lecturer.
She currently writes monthly columns “Old Type Writer” for a popular local blog Talk of the Town and “Homeward Angle” for the Columbia City Post and Mail newspaper. She has been a frequent contributor to the literary journal “Moronic Ox,” and her poetry was selected by poet Charles Michael Madigan and by Wayne State professor M.L. Liebler to be featured in “Poetic Resonance Imaging: Behind the Door.” She also has been featured in Our USA, Writing Raw, Where Writers Write, and InD’tale magazines. Her books Secrets of an Old Typewriter and its sequel Misunderstood Gargoyles & Overrated Angels are currently available in paperback (as well as download formats) at www.susieduncansexton.com as well as www.open-bks.com and www.amazon.com. Her son Roy Sexton recently published his first book of film, theatre, music, and pop culture essays, Reel Roy Reviews, Vol. 1: Keepin’ It Real (www.reelroyreviews.com).
Describing her work, Susie says, “I willingly share nostalgic trips to the past as I have now achieved such an old age that no one remains who can question the authenticity of my memory of places, people and events that were very much never what they were cracked up to be.” Enjoy this interview of Susie on the Patty's Page TV show
Always an observer of events and human traits, Susie Duncan Sexton offers without apology her thoughts and observations as they are and once were, and fitting her persona into pigeonholes is impossible. “I have searched for the ‘We of Me’ since toddler days and have always come up wanting,” she says, “though I trust that in my next life I shall finally have figured out how to make this world a better place full of tolerance and inclusiveness and understanding for all forms of life.”
Read about movies and nostalgia, animal issues and sociopolitical concerns all discussed in Secrets of an Old Typewriter and its follow-up Misunderstood Gargoyles and Overrated Angels – print and ebook versions of both are available on Amazon (click the title).
The books are also carried by these fine retailers: Ann Arbor’s Bookbound and Common Language; Columbia City’s Memory Lane, North Side Grille and Whitley County Historical Museum; and Fort Wayne’s The Bookmark. And you can download from iTunes. Meet other like-minded souls at Susie’s facebook fan page, and visit her author website at www.susieduncansexton.com. Join a great group of animal advocates at Squawk Back: Helping animals when others can’t … Or Won’t.
click here to see Susie Sexton reading from Secrets of an old Typewriter
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