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May 21, 2014

Animals, the environment, nature or wildlife: Dearborn’s Big Read Wrap-Up Event

(Talk of the Town photos by Don Sexton)

Above, Susie Duncan Sexton enjoys her birthday with a writer's event in Michigan. From left, is Susie Duncan Sexton, her son Roy Sexton as well as special friends John Mola and Terry Branoff. Below, birthday lunch was enjoyed at Rosalie's in Jonesville, Michigan.

By Roy Sexton

What a wonderful day! Thanks to Henry Ford Centennial Library's Henry Fischer for organizing the Big Read Wrap-Up author event. I was (and am) so proud that my mom Susie Duncan Sexton was among so many great writers, that she has an essay included in their book Animal Tales, and that my canine "siblings" Jack and Zelda are featured on the front cover.
Here's the book description: "Call of the Wild Dearborn: Animal Tales is a community anthology featuring short stories, poems, and essays about animals, the environment, nature or wildlife." It will be available to purchase online at the library's sitesoon.
My mom emailed, "What I would add is the 'moment in time' that Selfridge [Jeremy Piven tv series] identified in his final installment for this season last night seated around a Thanksgiving table with his entire family ... because you, Roy, so poised on that stage reading about Jack and Zelda with that magnificent slide of the book cover was incredibly moving for me! Like nothing ever before!"
My parents had a wonderful lunch at adorable Rosalie's in Jonesville, Michigan, on the way to the event, and John and I had such a nice dinner with them and with Terry Branoff at La Pita in Dearborn following - with a quick stop at beloved Dearborn Music. And then Terry and I were off to see Lady Gaga. Here's my mom's website: www.susieduncansexton.com - enjoy!

More about my mom and her work...


Read about movies and nostalgia, animal issues and sociopolitical concerns all discussed in her book 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). You can find her fun and free-wheeling blog here.


Her books are also carried by these fine retailers: Ann Arbor's Bookbound and Common Language; Columbia City's 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 her facebook fan page. Or join a great group of animal advocates Squawk Back: Helping animals when others can't ... Or Won't




Reel Roy Reviews is now a book! Thanks to BroadwayWorld for this coverage - click here to view. In addition to online ordering at Amazon or from the publisher Open Books, the book currently is being carried by Bookbound, Common LanguageBookstore, and Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room in Ann Arbor, Michigan and by Green Brain Comics in Dearborn, Michigan. My mom Susie Duncan Sexton’s Secrets of an Old Typewriter series is also available on Amazon and at Bookbound and Common Language.

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