About Susan McMackin Reynolds

Addicted people watcher, life observer, Susan now spends much of her time producing art, designing for paper-crafters, writing & perfecting her social science junkie status.

Wife, mom, college footbal fan, family history buff and blogging evangelist, Susan has roots in Lake County Ohio and Lewiston New York. She and her magpie gene now live in historic northern VA.

Susan's work is included in numerous private and corporate collections and is the focus of the website:
http://www.susanreynolds.com
and blog at http://susanreynolds.blogs.com

Recent Activity

  • Susan shared from Camelot's Cousin: The Spy Who Betrayed Kennedy [Spies and Tales of Intrigue] by David R. Stokes
    A Death in Washington: Walter G. Krivitsky and the Stalin Terror, by Gary Kern Walter G. Krivitsky: MI-5 Debriefing and Other Documents on Soviet Intelligence, edited, with translations, by Gary Kern Deadly Illusions, by John Costello and Oleg Tsarev Mask of Treachery: Spies, Lies, and Betrayal, by John Costello The Crown Jewels: The British Secrets at the Heart of the KGB Archives, by Nigel West and Oleg Tsarev The Cambridge Spies: The Untold Story of MacLean, Philby, and Burgess in America, by Verne W. Newton My Silent War, by Harold Russell “Kim” Philby
  • Susan shared from He Needed Killing Too (Needed Killing Series) by Bill Fitts
    surprised me to see how often
  • Susan shared from The Last Jihad by Joel C. Rosenberg
    ‘The real test of a man is not when he plays the role that he wants for himself, but when he plays the role destiny has for him.’
  • Susan shared from Yesterday's Gone: Season One by Sean Platt, David Wright
    he loved the best the idiot box had to offer: LOST and 24, plus cool cable shows like Dexter, The Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad,
    Note: Gee this isn't self serving at all to have a character described this way by writers who have GOT to be involved w/ at least one of these. <cough, cough>
  • Susan shared from Yesterday's Gone: Season One by Sean Platt, David Wright
    And the sky had a gauze. It made her think, opposite of Colorado and that managed a smile.
    Note: Perfectly understandable to me. The light in Colorado is pure and clear; perhaps even virginal.
  • Susan shared from Independence Day Plague by Carla Lee Suson
    The subway trips helped ease his sorrow. The Metro became an analogy of life. A person enters when they're born, the stops pass by unnoticed. Looking out the window, the events blur by. They relish the brief interludes with others. The trip feels endless for the moment yet when the time comes to exit, they see that the time flew past in a vague memory and now the minutes are gone forever.
    Note: Nice metaphor but how this would ease any sorrow I question. Seems like thoughts like this would make a person more hopeless and forlorn.
  • Susan shared from Independence Day Plague by Carla Lee Suson
    250 years of American Independence makes a great statement and we expect the crowds to move past the three million mark all over DC. We know Park Police plans on using barricades again around the Mall.
    Note: Latest read is set in 2026, which got me thinking. Bill and I had just come to DC for school before the 1976 Bicentennial summer and we took our two daughters, Erin a preschooler and Kerry a toddler, to the Washington Monument and Mall for music and fireworks. I'd never seen such crowds! Now, perhaps I'd like to live until 2026 to see the US at 250 but no way do I want to be on the Mall that day!
  • Susan shared from The Marlowe Transmissions #1: Scavenger's War by Jack Sheppard
    “Forced peace is better than free chaos, from my perspective. Anarchy is the death of civilization,
    Note: Well I guess I know where the author is coming from, though for me it's a slippery slope from "forced peace" to fascism.
  • Susan shared from Cloudburst (An Art Jefferson Thriller) by Ryne Douglas Pearson
    a hundred and fifty big U.S. bombers would be political dynamite in most of the nations.
    Note: In this quote, fiction does mirror fact. No, most countries don't want anything to do with our military planes, unless they need our protection. Then it's another situation entirely.
  • Susan shared from a Personal Document
    Janet Brown passed her a sheaf of three-by-five index cards, stapled together,
    Note: Sampling a book written so long ago that 3 by 5 cards were high tech. Could that explain why hardback copies cost two cents but a kindle copy will set me back ten bucks? Not gonna happen. Something is wrong with this system.