About Suzie

It all began when I was forty-five years old and decided to lose weight, get in shape and attend the police academy. I became the first female officer in my small town and two years later a detective.

When I’m not working on my next big case, you can find me writing, gardening, taking care of my horse and dogs or playing dominoes with my husband.

I write about the humorous and serious sides of my career in law enforcement as I stumble through my mid-life adventure.

Best Wishes, Suzie Ivy

Here are some interesting facts you probably don’t care to know about me :-)

1)      I have been married for more than 30 years

2)      I have 3 children and 9 grandchildren

3)      I have a horse and 2 dogs

4)      I love all animals, reptiles and insects (okay, maybe not roaches and centipedes but I’m working on it)

5)      My first car was a baby blue 1975 Volkswagen Beetle

6)      I owned a bookstore for 20-years in Phoenix, AZ

7)      I had a book radio show on 2 Phoenix AM stations

8)      I picked up NY bestselling authors at the airport and drove them around (Do you believe I was paid to do this?)

9)      I’ve eaten lunch with Jeffrey Deaver (on Mother’s Day), Iris Johansen (At Wendy’s, because we were late and got blocked in at the radio station) and Lee Child more times than I can remember (He loves a good greasy hamburger joint and eats his burger with a knife and fork. He never commented on what a pig I was when I ate mine with my fingers)

10)   I graduated high school in 1978 though my graduating class was 1979

11)   I’m dyslexic and cannot read a map

12)   I am a conservative Democrat and no that is not an oxymoron

13)   I have battled with my weight since turning 30

14)   Dogs do have a soul, just look into their eyes

15)   I get little sleep

16)   The TV volume must be changed in increments of 5 (it’s an OCD thing)

17)   I sleep naked

18)   My favorite quote: (unknown author) “Women who think they are as good as men lack ambition”

19)   My favorite movie: Schindler’s List, I have watched more than 20 times

20)   My favorite food: French fries

21)   My favorite candy: Hershey’s Kisses

22)   My favorite vegetable: asparagus

23)   My favorite child: it changes weekly based on who called me last

24)   My favorite book: too many to name

25)   My best friend: My husband

I’ve enjoyed being interviewed on the following sites:

Criminal Minds

Blood Writes

Defrosting Cold Cases

Pinnacle Writing

Stacy Eaton

  1. linda anselmi
    October 3, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Enjoying your blog. Can’t wait to read more.

    • Dee
      February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      Hi Linda, Suzie badluck!

      Just got to your blog and will read it later. Sounds good.
      So we share birthdays? Interesting. Both Leos.
      I’ve had students come to my office (educational advisor) and when they tell me they want to do everything I ask if they are a Leo. Most are!

      Dee

      • February 2, 2011 at 3:52 pm

        I was talking to friend one day and had a lady come up out of nowhere and say “You’re a Leo right.” She then asked if I followed astrology and I told her no. She said, “You should.” Put me in my place and like you I’ve learned to spot Leos.

  2. Alyce Luff
    March 15, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Hey Suzie

    Thanks for the invite to your blog. I can’t wait to get reading. BTW, told Hubbie last night we will probably have to get two Kindles so we can exchange them. You might be a bad influence on me (as always). So much fun catching up. Sure miss all the hours we spent visiting.

  3. April 24, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Attention Law Enforcement Community, are you a writers or blogger? Do you want to write for a new website called Police Crunch? We’re currently looking for volunteers who are knowledgeable and passionate about Law Enforcement related issues and are interested in contributing to our website http://PoliceCrunch.com

    If you are interested please e-mail your resume to PoliceCrunch@gmail.com


    http://www.PoliceCrunch.com

  4. August 16, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I wish you had that easy peasy ‘Subscribe’ button on your blog. I need email notifications from you.

    • August 16, 2011 at 11:57 am

      I think the follow button at the top of wordpress will do the trick but I will look for the easy peasy button and place it on my blog just for you. If I become bald again tring to figure out wordpress it’s all your fault though.

  5. August 17, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Greetings Det. Suzie:

    Great Job!. I am a former copper and currently advise agencies on Crisis Management / Hostage-Barricade Negotiation. I write under the pen name Yoda. We are linking you to our; htp://www.magnifiedview.com

    Please reciprocate if you will, Cordially, Yoda@magnifiedview.com

  6. October 3, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Hello Suzie,

    May I please have permission to copy your photo and link it to your site, http://badluckdetective.wordpress.com on LocalPigeon.com? I think you and your work are a great fit for LocalPigeon’s daily Storify.

    We are currently publishing October’s calendar and would be honored to have you join our community.

    Best Regards,

    Peter

    http://localpigeon.com

  7. June 21, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Hello, my name’s Bill Erfurth and I’m a retired Lieutenant from the Miami Dade Police Department. I am working in association with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to produce a documentary film about our fellow law enforcement heroes.

    The recently released trailer for the film can be found here: http://youtu.be/TMJCOEOGYgg

    Heroes Behind the Badge, to be released in the Fall of 2012, is a documentary film featuring some of the brave men and women of law enforcement who put their lives on the line and survived, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

    We are trying to spread the word about this project and would like to ask you to help support these heroes by mentioning or posting a link to our trailer on your website. Upon completion of the film, 50% of the proceeds will go the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

    For more background on this project, you can check out our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/heroesbehindthebadge and our website: http://www.heroesbehindthebadge.com

    You can also check out a recent news story about Heroes Behind The Badge here if you’re interested: http://www.lawofficer.com/article/news/behind-scenes-look-heroes-behi

    Thank you,
    Bill Erfurth
    http://www.heroesbehindthebadge.com

  8. July 9, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    HI Suzie. Retired copper here. You can have Tom Cruise, he’s fifty now and we fifty plus guys
    find it harder to attract the twenty somethings nowadays. I’ll stick with my wife, after forty years she’s kinda grown on me. Not like a tumour or anything, more like my slippers. They are a bit rough around the edges and slightly threadbare but they fit like a glove.

    • July 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Awwwwe, what a super sweet thing to say about your wife. I’ve never understood the younger “thing” for men or women. My husband and I are 33 years happy and I wouldn’t trade him for all the Tom Cruises in the world but I still enjoyed writing the post. Thank you for stopping by :-)

  9. August 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    How could I have missed Suzie Ivy’s ‘interesting facts’ until today? You made me chuckle several times. AJ Burton made me laugh too….’how his wife has grown on him like slippers.’ Too funny. I’d have to think a long, long time to come up with 25 interesting facts that people probably don’t care to know about me. Maybe one day I will have enough to post. So glad to know you, Det. Suzie.

    • August 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      A whole bunch of women did theirs on Blogher and I really felt I was quite boring but it was still fun. Just so you know, getting to know you as been one of the highlights of this year. Someday we shall meet in person and share the cooking for your guys and gals.

  10. Cinnamon
    March 21, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Hello Det. Ivy. I stumbled across your post today on the rape trial in Ohio and totally understand where you are coming from. I proceeded to your “About Suzie” page and that when I discovered that I was not the only anomaly in this world. I graduated last June from the academy (at the age of 43) and I’m still in the process of trying to get hired. You’re an inspiration knowing that if you can do it….so can I. Thanks for your post.

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