When Susan Moore Jordan was a high school student in the mid nineteen-fifties in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a close friend went through a shattering event just as she was preparing to audition for the high school’s annual musical. Decades later Jordan used that experience of tragedy to triumph to write her first novel, How I Grew Up, in 2013. Two additional novels followed: Eli’s Heart in 2014 and You Are My Song in 2015, completing “The Carousel Trilogy.” In July, 2016, Jamie's Children was released, and while it is a sequel to You Are My Song, all books are stand-alone reads.
“Companion” novels, Memories of Jake and Man with No Yesterdays, released in March and November of 2017, detail the struggles of two brothers, Andrew and Jake Cameron, whose lives were irrevocably changed by their service in the Vietnam War. Moving from historical novels to "cozy" mysteries, Jordan released two books in "the Augusta McKee mystery series" in 2018: The Case of the Slain Soprano in April and The Case of the Disappearing Director in October. Other books in the series followed and there are now eight.
Jordan attended the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati and moved to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania in 1971 with her late husband and three young children, where she established a private voice studio and directed local community and high school musical theater productions.
She retired from directing in 2015 after over thirty years and wrote about her adventures in “More Fog, Please”: Thirty-One Years Directing Community and High School Musicals, released in November, 2015. All of her books are available on Amazon in paperback, and the novels are also available as Kindle editions. Paperback copies of Jordan’s books can be purchased at the Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, whenever the theater is open. For more information, please visit her Amazon author page.