SueMerrell2About Sue Merrell

Sue Merrell has been a journalist for 40 years, retiring in 2009 from The Grand Rapids Press in Michigan. Since 2000, 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. The sequel, One Shoe Off, is set in the same fictional Chicago area newsroom.

For fun, Sue makes mudpies at the pottery wheel in her basement. She lives in Grandville, MI.