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Susie Mattox


Susie Mattox is an author and Alabama native who developed an interest in ghosts and the macabre spending summers in her grandmother’s home, which was haunted. She lives in Montgomery, Alabama, with her husband and two dogs, and struggles to keep up with her kids who’ve flown the coop. When she’s not writing, she’s competitive ballroom dancing and working on sassying up her samba.

Susie Mattox is on Facebook, Twitter @mattox_susie, and Instagram @susiemattoxwrites.

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Idiot Farm

YA Fiction

The Summer of 1972

The Vietnam War rages on, and Daddy signed up to fight. Now he’s gone missing.

Mama dumped me and my brother, Willie, at my grandmother’s farm in Haley, Alabama while she took my little sister, Sunny, all over the state to compete in Little Miss beauty pageants. Me and Willie ain’t the only ones staying here, either. Ida May takes care of a bushel of reject kids the state can’t find a home for. Idiots. All of ‘em. There is a serial killer on the loose targeting pretty little girls… ones that win Little Miss beauty pageants.

Oh. And there’s a monster in the cellar.

If I’d been in Vietnam instead of stuck on my grandmother’s rundown crap of a farm in the summer of ’72, I would’ve known what to do with the monster in her cellar.

I would’ve nuked it.


I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a book from the very first sentence. True southern charm is displayed in all its shades throughout the book. I didn’t want this to end, I want to read more about Fairly and the people who live there. A page turner from start to finish.

– 5-Star amazon Customer Review of

Fairly Strange