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Academy Video has been added if you scroll down the page. The first is us waiting in the lobby before hell starts (I’m the blonde). The Sgt. seen is not our class sergeant but would become one of my favorite advisers. The next video is our first introduction to Sgt. Dickens. I’m the second person in the fifth row, I’m short and in the shadows. Also enjoy fun at the shooting range. I’m the first shooter (though you really can’t see me) and Philip Rodriguez is the third.


  1. October 10, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I don’t own an e-reader and I never will – I have a thing about books themselves being comfort objects – but I just got through your Bad Luck Cadet series on here and I loved it! I laughed, I cried, I pulled for you and your fellow cadets, I sound like a cheesy movie reviewer. . . But I mean it. 😉

    Nice work! Interesting and engaging and I still have more of your writing to explore, so that’s a bonus. Keep writing, Suzie Ivy!

  2. October 10, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I plan to self publish on Createspace in paperback as well but I’m sure the cost of the end product will be high. I understand your love of having a book in your hands. I love the smell, the texture and being able to have it autographed.

    I’m glad you enjoyed BLC. Thank you for reading!

    • October 14, 2011 at 3:42 am

      You completely get it, “the smell, the texture.” Autographed by you would be a huge bonus! I would absolutely buy what you wrote, that’s another thing – then I have it to read and read again, and for me it’s less overstimulating than a computer or e-reader. 🙂

  3. February 24, 2012 at 1:13 am

    I take it the cover is in black and white and is not a illusion from my desktop…I like it by the way!

    • February 24, 2012 at 7:15 am

      Thank you and yes it is black and white. Not having color is killing me.

  4. February 24, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Suzie, your BLC is next on my reading list. As soon as I finish the Jobs book (a 7 month read so far bleah) Congrats on BLO!

    • February 24, 2012 at 7:16 am

      You’re the best! 🙂 Hope (fingers crossed) you enjoy.

  5. March 14, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Ok, so that you know, I am reading your first, and will then go to the second, etc. This is good stuff!

    Once upon a time I wanted to be a cop soooo badly! I lived in a very small town in Eastern NM and my then-husband gave me an ultimatum – the Academy or him. Guess I made the wrong choice. LOL…So I am now living vicariously through your writing!

    • March 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      Oh, but you are still young and your husband will grow up eventually maybe. Never give up on your dreams. If I can do it so can you!!! Reading the book may change your mind though 🙂

      • March 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm

        NO! It further reinforces that I can totally do this, as well! I have a new husband (which is what I will probably write about – He was a go-getter electrician and landscaping genius – and he became totally disabled about three years ago.). I am thinking about writing a “for dummies” book on how to be the spouse of a disabled workaholic. 🙂 Wanna help?

      • March 14, 2012 at 5:38 pm

        The circumstances are very sad but the book sounds hysterical. I’m in on any book for dummies. I might even be the expert 🙂

  6. Reba McCauley
    March 20, 2012 at 7:37 am

    i loved your book it was a awesome read i cant wait to get the next book it will prob. be a better read then this last one. being at a military college i agree with on being dropped for no reason done over 500 push up and hill runs in one day

    • March 20, 2012 at 9:40 am

      Thank you very much Reba. The academy was so like what I’ve heard about the military and it’s wonderful to know someone enjoyed the book who has been through similar circumstances. I hope you like the next book too and would love to know what you think of it.

  7. grimbarian
    April 4, 2012 at 1:09 am

    My wife discovered Bad Luck Cadet yesterday and said it sounded really interesting so I bought it for her from Smashwords for 99cents which was always going to be a bargain even if it was average (it so wasn’t!). To cut a longer story short we both started it and finished it by midnight last night, it was so well written, moving, hilarious neither of us wanted to stop reading, just snuggled up in bed with our snoring Pug reading your book on our Android phones. And today of course I’ll be buying us Bad Luck Officer, if it’s half as good as Bad Luck Cadet it will be twice as good as many books out there with fancy publishing companies behind them.

    Thank you for putting your experiences into writing, hugely enjoyable, best wishes to you and your family, and remember in the immortal words of Sergeant Phil Esterhaus: Hey, let’s be careful out there.

    • April 4, 2012 at 8:01 am

      WOW!! Thank you both!! I can’t even describe how wonderful you’ve made me feel and the fact you took the time to contact me is awesome. I hope you enjoy the second book as much as the first. I’ve been putting off writing book 3 (giving myself a small break) but you’ve inspired me and the first chapter needs to come out 🙂

  8. April 19, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Now we (my husband Paul/ Grimbarian and I) have both read Bad Luck Officer as well and it’s as wonderful as the first one!

    Thank you for the great insight into the life of a police officer. I love the way you mix the really though and difficult situations with the light ones and always manage to keep a positive outlook to life.

    I have to ask – are you still friends with Mrs. Brown? It was so wrong and so right at the same time that the both of you should end up friends 🙂

    Big congratz on the great book, and also on the way you managed to deal with being a woman on the job. Coming from a profession that’s male dominated myself I know how tough it can be to be yourself and still be one of the guys – although in my line of work nobody expects to shoot for real!

    Love the story about the pink handcuffs and the little boy, very moving.

    Take care, and stay safe out there 🙂

    • April 19, 2012 at 7:32 am

      Yes, Ms. Brown and I will always be friends but she still insults me and continues to have a nasty disposition. It’s probably why I love her so much. I let her borrow my Kindle to read the book, which was a fight over paper verses electronic crap, and she felt I got several details about her wrong. I told her she had a choice of the Joker or Frankenstein.

      Thank you for taking the time to let me know how much you liked the books. It means a lot!

  9. July 14, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Ok, I’m beating myself up now because I missed your live chat yesterday and I can’t believe nobody asked one thing I’m really curious to know – why ‘Bad Luck’??

    Looking forward to the grandma assassin! 🙂

    • July 14, 2012 at 7:00 am

      Funny that you should ask 🙂 Before I became a cop, Small Town was low crime and had one homicide in 20 years. The day after I became a detective and during the course of my first year as a detective we had three murders. One was a serial killer that killed a teenage boy in town. His two other homicides, during the previous two years, were in the county and had been unsolved. I gained the confession and broke the case wide open. It felt really good to be me that day. We also had a double homicide which made national news.

      A few months later, I went to a training with my chief and sat with 3 detectives from another county. They were interested in my cases due to the media attention. While talking, they told me they had not had a homicide in their town in years. My chief leaned over and said, “Don’t sit by her, she’s bad luck.” The next day the detectives did not show up for class due to a homicide.

      In cop talk we call people like me shit magnets. I prefer Bad Luck.

  10. August 28, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I just ordered the books for my Kindle. 🙂 So excited.

    • August 28, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      Oh yeah!!! Let me know what you think. Thank you Dani.

  11. November 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Your books are definitely on my reading list!

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