Suzie Ivy is the author of BAD LUCK CADET and BAD LUCK OFFICER and writes about her true-life humorous (and the sometimes not so humorous) adventures as a police officer on her award winning blog, BAD LUCK DETECTIVE. Suzie writes under several pseudonyms and has had the excitement of seeing her book, PLAY, ranked on the USA Today Best-Seller List. Read more Bio -- Suzie Ivy.

Recipe: Paleo Non-Wheat Thins To Tempt Even Non-Paleo Eaters

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It's winter.  It's cold.  Another record arctic blast is predicted.  Time to fire up the oven and distract everyone with the delicious aromas of something warm and wonderful wafting from the kitchen. Last year, my husband and I made a 3-month commitment to tackle some serious health issues and it became A Paleo Year of Change.  One of the best … [Read more...]

A Paleo Year of Change

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Last year, 2014, became our paleo year of change. Our New Year's resolution was to change our lifestyle, live healthier, and make significant headway fighting my husband’s type two diabetes.  Paleo was the result of months of research.  Starting in October 2013, I read everything I could get my hands on. Very little made sense and this included … [Read more...]

Sharing Holiday Spirit And Favorite Reads

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This time of year is so hectic it’s hard to find the time to read. I love nothing more than a heartwarming Christmas story to put me in the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, I usually don’t find the time until the big day is over. That’s when I snuggle under a warm blanket and read a new Christmas story and an old favorite. I’m not sure what this … [Read more...]

Strength in Motherhood

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I’ve always been proud of my children. From infancy to adult and motherhood, my daughters have amazed and humbled me. I am the proud grandmother of ten precious wonders and each has a special place in my heart. Grandbaby number ten came into this world in January 2014. His entrance wasn’t as planned but you won’t find a happier, healthier bundle … [Read more...]

My Hero’s Footprints

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Twelve years ago when I lived amid the hustle and bustle of the city in Phoenix, Arizona, I read an article about a hero in our local newspaper and clipped it out. A woman came home from work, entered her home and walked into her bedroom to change out of her business attire. Her elderly mother was in the next room taking a nap and sleeping … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #19 – Pepper Spray Me, Shoot You

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Pepper Spray Me, Shoot You is the nineteenth installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series that follows my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis. It’s all about fun, laughter and PAIN!  If you are new to the series, you can follow it from the beginning on this blog starting with  Bad Luck Cadet #1 – Accidents Happen  or buy it as … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #18: The Most Popular Cadet

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The Most Popular Cadet is the eighteenth installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.  Graduation day was only five weeks away. I wish I could say the academy was easier at this point, but it was only getting harder. Sgt. Dickens never thought I would make it this far and now, concerned that I just might make it all the way through to the end, he was … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #17: The Police Perspective

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The Police Perspective is the seventeenth installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series. The academy was changing me, physically, as well as mentally. Physically, I didn’t just have arm bicep muscles. I had muscles in my forearms, thighs and butt. No jello cheeks for that polygraph seat now. Mentally, I was now seeing things from the “police … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #16 – No Jerking Off on My Range!

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No Jerking Off on My Range! is the sixteenth post in my Bad Luck Cadet Series that follows my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis. It’s all about fun, laughter and PAIN!  If you are new to the series, you can follow it from the beginning on this blog starting with Bad Luck Cadet #1 – Accidents Happen or find it at Amazon. … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #14 – Testing Hell Week Begins

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This is the 14th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.  Monday morning brought our midterms. It would take half the day. We all attended the previous evening’s study session and I had a review at my breakfast table that morning. For the first time two other tables were pushed closer and about half our class participated. It was long and … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #13 – Gun Fights and Car Chases

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Bad Luck Cadet #13 - Gun Fights and Car Chases is part of my Bad Luck Cadet Series that follows my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis.  The first in the series is Bad Luck Cadet #1 – Accidents Happen.  It’s all about fun, laughter and PAIN! ~~~ We had been told several weeks earlier that our defensive … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #12: Small Acts of Defiance

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Small Acts of Defiance is the 12th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.   Week six began with us sporting our new polo shirts and the sounds of Class 96 being yelled at by their Sergeant. It was nice to breath without a tie around our necks and have Sgt. Dickens lower his voice and pretend we were human. Inspection went smoothly. We were … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #11: The Red Shirts Bring Pain

Grit, creative doers

THE RED SHIRTS BRING PAIN is the 11th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet series that follows my adventures at the police academy amidst my mid-life crisis.  I managed a quick trip to my chiropractor’s office over the weekend for a readjustment and a water additive to help replenish lost body fluids. But I was on pins and needles to see if Donna … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #10: I Have An Egg Head

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I Have An Egg Head is the 10th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.   After my week in hell, courtesy of Sgt. Dickens, I finally broke down and told my husband everything going on at the academy. He was sympathetic and gave me a fantastic full body massage that night. When I told him of my plan for returning to the Policy Academy on Sunday, he … [Read more...]