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Susan Moore Jordan

After a lifetime as a musician—performer, teacher, musical theater director—Susan Moore Jordan wrote and published her first novel in 2013 at the age of seventy-five, and she hasn’t stopped since.

In her first four novels, the author drew from her life experiences as a voice teacher and stage director, and those books were inspired by real people she encountered.

“Companion” novels, Memories of Jake and Man with No Yesterdays were released in March and November of 2017. A departure from her earlier historical novels, these two books detail the struggles of two brothers, Andrew and Jake Cameron, whose lives were irrevocably changed by their service in the Vietnam War. Memories of Jake was the recipient of an honorable mention Red Ribbon Award from the 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

Recently, Jordan has embarked on a “cozy mystery” series, “The Augusta McKee Mysteries.” Book one, The Case of the Slain Soprano, was released in April, 2018 and The Case of the Disappearing Director followed in October, 2018. The Case of the Toxic Tenor was next in April of 2019, and book #4, The Case of the Purloined Professor in September, 2019. She is currently at work on the fifth book in the series. The Case of the Slain Soprano was a finalist in the 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards and a semi-finalist for the 2020 Kindle Book Awards.

All of Jordan’s books are “music-centric” (in the words of one reviewer), and readers comment on the strength of the element of music included in her work. Jordan sees writing as another way to share the music she loves, which she considers “the most powerful force in the universe.”

Articles by Susan Moore Jordan have appeared in Musical America and The Guardian, and on August 2, 2019, she appeared on Hour Three of “The Today Show” as a Super Senior.

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