Kavanaugh House

Floor Plan for The Kavanagh House

April 29, 2017

DH finished transcribing the floor plan today for The Kavanagh House. The originals, found in metal cylinders in Vincent’s workshop, had aged to the point of nearly crumbling when touched. Thanks to DH, they once again look great! Now readers can orient where they are on the two main floors, and when they visit The Kavanagh House, they can retrace Parker’s or Eleanor’s events. We decided not to publish the basement and third floor plans, due to the dangerous nature of some of the areas. Somethings are better never found. Also the carriage house / garage plans have never been recovered.














Kavanaugh House

Based on a Real Haunted House

March 21, 2017

The Kavanagh House began as a story based on the Standrod House.   A prominent citizen of the time, Judge Drew William (DW) Standrod built a house on the west side of a western city in…

Kavanaugh House

The Kavanagh House is published!!!!

February 20, 2017

(Balloons, noisemakers, definitely squealing!) Tag Line: Living in a mechanized house controlled by the dead, vengeful creator. Book blurb: Built at the threshold of the steam-driven, Gilded Age, The Kavanagh House is filled with mechanical wonders,…


Time for a Woodland Walk

August 18, 2016

Einstein said, “Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” Yesterday I went up a local canyon for a woodland walk. Just driving there, as neighborhoods gave way to narrow hairpin turns around…


Even a Threadbare, Bony Old Cat

July 24, 2016

I used to believe that a girl could fall in love with anyone. “Even a blind dog with a note in its mouth,” I’d say.  Any highwayman who would stare into her eyes, and speak more…


What Not to Do with a Broken Rib

July 8, 2016

Do not go to Instacare on Sunday. The doctor will thump you on the back to make sure you hurt, have you pee in a cup, then write you 3 prescriptions—I think they get a commission.…


One Step Ahead of the Escape Artists

July 5, 2016

Three days a week I spend with five young boys. In eight hours we do lessons, such as math, history, etc., make lunch, two take naps, arts and crafts, and what I term “creative play.” But…


Blank Canvas

June 30, 2016

My talents are varied. I can make a mean marshmallow launcher from a piece of a pool noodle, a balloon and duct tape. A trial run proved that pom-poms performed poorly, but mini, (colored) marshmallows soared.…


Life like a Bowl of Cherries?

June 25, 2016

It sounded like a good idea. Organic cherries. Only $1.99 per pound. You pick. I love cherries. I love organic food. I love saving money. And I love climbing trees. (Or I did as a child.)…

The Long Ago

Built to Last

June 19, 2016

My dad worked in an office at a phosphate mine through the majority of his working days. He’d rise early, and by 5:30 wake us with the stereo turned up. Then he’d boom, “Good-morning!” from the top…

About Susan

Susan is the author of Cold Pursuit, Hot Pursuit and other projects.
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