Thinking of joining an Online Dating Service? Take the advice of an expert-Dinosaurs & Cherry Stems 

What's hidden beneath YOUR Taboo Topic Carpet? Find out Cindy's in The Sugar Ticket! 

A tiny trio of shorts, combined with the eccentric and the romantic - or are they? Heart Marks the Spot

Share a birdwatcher's take on surviving one of life's worst moments. Want a short family saga? Twilight and Chickadees 

Endured the worst nature has to offer? My Christmas short, A Super Sandy Christmas may literally blow you away! 

    Welcome to Susan Jean Ricci's Website                                                                                                                         

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                Dinosaurs & Cherry Stems made the top 50 via 

                       the Indie Authors News, 

        Reader's Choice for August and September 2013


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       My short stories with AA Publishing, LLC: 
                     A Super Sandy Christmas 
                       The Christmas Cardinal
                  Two Miracles For Christmas
          **Two Miracles For Christmas** 
            is the short story carry thru from
                        The Sugar Ticket 
                        to Book Three,
             in the Cindy's Crusades Series,
       Cindy and Jay DeMatteo as they take a 
       Christmas journey in their Snark Ark! 
               You won't want to miss this one!
                                *Title TBA*

                  Two Miracles For Christmas 
                                Can Be    
                 Previewed Short Scrolls Down                                   

                             Moving Along: Autumn 2014

  With today's launch of Annie Acorn's Christmas Treasure 2014, I figured it was beyond time for an update, plus the Holiday's are right around the corner!

  Two of my short stories, A Super Sandy Christmas and Two Miracles for Christmas are included in the Christmas Treasury, as well as stories by my fellow, talented authors Juliette Hill, Angel Nichols, Charlotte Kent, and Annie Acorn herself.

  Dinosaurs & Cherry Stems, my humorous romance, is still making the rounds via Amazon, Smashwords, B&N, Kobo, and ITunes/Apple. This book is the first in the series, Cindy's Crusades, and was also selected as a Semi-Finalist for The Kindle Book Reviews 2013.

  The sequel to Dinosaurs & Cherry Stems and Book Two in the Cindy’s Crusades Series is called The Sugar Ticket. Currently available on Amazon, B&N, ITunes/Apple, and Kobo.

  My short stories can be found to the left, and I'll be adding another to the mix very soon! If you click on the books, a magic wand will take you over to Amazon for a preview of each story!

  Anyway, it’s already been a busy year! My work in progress will be taking me out of fiction and into real life – sharing my experiences as an older sibling to a handicapped brother.  Title TBA and launching later this year. Then back to fiction and humor with Book Three in the Cindy’s Crusades series, title TBA.

  My commentaries have been published in local newspapers for many years and my nonfiction articles have found homes in Parenting Teens Magazine, AIM Intercultural Magazine, and Good Dog Magazine. Several of my short stories have also been published on the Internet.  

  I've won several awards for my writing via the Writer's Digest 78th Annual Writer's Contest and the Philadelphia Writer's Conference, June 2011.

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 5.0 out of 5 stars

From the first page, "Two Miracles for Christmas" had me grinning. The main character, Cindy, is vulnerable, making her someone we can all relate to, but she’s earnest, and out to conquer the world, one mishap at a time. On her trip west to visit family for Christmas, she and her adoring husband, Jay, are beset with misadventures galore! But Cindy is up to the challenge, and she’s the perfect character to prove that real miracles, the ones around us every day, spring from courage and love. A delightful, heartwarming read!

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  Blurb for Dinosaurs & Cherry Stems:

Twice divorced, cynical Cindy Layton feels like a relic with prehistoric baggage, and doubts she canmuster the courage to establish a new relationship, even if it's on her own terms.

Her journey out of the Stone Age hits freaky, hilarious turbulence when she joins an Internet dating service.  The scammers and weirdoes she meets in cyberspace make Cindy want to crawl back into her cave, until she receives an accidental email from Jay DeMatteo.

Jay has the dating blues, too, but after meeting Cindy, reconsiders his options.  Now it's up to him to convince her it's never too late to pursue a meaningful relationship, even when there's baggage.

Can Cindy and Jay navigate the maze of midlife adolescence to reach each other's hearts?  

The answers are revealed in Dinosaurs and Cherry fasten your seatbelts, there's a bumpy ride ahead!

One of my five star reviews:  "Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems is without a doubt one of the best books I've ever read - bar none, and if you saw the 30+ bookcases in my home, you would know that I'm a voracious reader. Ms. Ricci has provided the reader with a full gamut of emotions. I laughed, I cried, I was entertained, and I have since shared the experience with anyone who would listen. As an internationally known author myself, I can attest to the fact that both the writing and the editing are superb, but the author has gone even further by adding to the mix her spot-on understanding of the human condition. I want my own clone of her hero, and I want to be her heroine. It doesn't get any better than this."  via the Internationally Read, Annie Acorn. 

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