Sue Merrell has been a journalist for 40 years, retiring two years ago from The Grand Rapids Press in Michigan. For the past decade, she has specialized in covering live theater and other entertainment events. Her memoir, Laughing for a Living, reveals the behind-the-pen stories of interviewing famous stars such as Tony Curtis, Cary Grant, Julie Newmar, Bette Midler, Molly Ringwald, James Earl Jones, Jerry Lewis and more. Well, somebody had to do it!
Sue's earlier career in Illinois inspired her second book, Great News Town, a fictional mystery-thriller loosely based on a series of murders which occurred in 1983 when she was assistant city-editor at the Joliet Herald-News.
Sue is working on a lighter mystery about a 60-year-old teacher whose beaus keep dropping dead. It's dangerous just to know her.
For fun, Sue makes mudpies at the pottery wheel in her basement. She lives in Grandville, MI.