Living in Paradise

The Perils of Living in Paradise (Orig Backup)

Commentary on current events and life in southwest Florida by award-winning former journalist and author Susan Hanafee.


Susan Hanafee is an award-winning former journalist whose career as a reporter for The Indianapolis Star spanned three decades. She also headed communications for IPALCO Enterprises and Cummins Inc. She resides in Boca Grande, Florida. Hanafee’s blogs can be found on

Her alter ego, E. C. Thomas is a former newspaperman who his job to look for a spot where happiness and peace prevail. Finding no such place, he ended up in a Florida beach town where he dusted off his old laptop and wrote his first novel.

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