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Brief Bio of Sue Glasco:

Sue Glasco is a writer and speaker on local history, family education, and inspirational topics. A retired farmer's wife, mother of four adult children and grandmother of eleven, Glasco has been a community volunteer throughout her life and draws upon rich experiences as she writes humorous, inspirational, and informative features. She has a master's degree in speech communication from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and has taught speech and/or English as an adjunct instructor for Shawnee College, Southeastern Illinois College, John A. Logan College and McKendree College. She worked as a Franklin County Family Literacy Coordinator for Rend Lake College from 1992-1998. Since retirement she has enjoyed travel with her husband, visits from her grandchildren, lots of girls softball games, and writing a compilation of columns from the 1960s entitled Down on the Farm: One American Family’s Dream.  Sue researches the Trail of Tears through Southern Illinois and frequently writes and speaks on the Trail.

Sue Glasco
Getting ready to ride the "mule" around Woodsong.

Book Signings, Special Events,  and Appearances--I'd love to meet you there!

Sue was active in Southern Illinois Writers Guild  for many years.  Various problems have prevented the Guild from meeting recently.  She hopes that someday soon meetings will resume on the third Thursday of every month.  
Also once you could usually  find Sue at the meetings of the Illinois Chapter of the National Trail of Tears Association, which  meets three times a year.   The purpose of the Illinois Chapter  is to discover and share information about the 1838 Trail of Tears through Southern Illinois  and to encourage the development and preservation of the Trail.  The public is always invited to the meetings.

Although illness in the family prevents Sue from doing book signings or actively participating in organizations now, phone her or message her on Facebook and you can probably arrange to meet her at their country home.  618.982.2552





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Information about Down on the Farm: One American Family’s Dream

Author: Sue Glasco of rural Marion, Illinois 62959

Publication date: 2005

Publisher: PublishAmerica

Page Count: 204

Dimensions:   6 X 9

Format: Trade Paper

ISBN:  1-4137-7727-9

For retailers, book is available directly from PublishAmerica (, call 1-240-529-1031, or fax 1-301-631-9073), and through wholesalers Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and Bowker's Books-in-Print.

Locally the book is on sale at Herrin Drug, Herrin;  Book Worm, Carbondale; The Rose Hotel, Elizabethtown.

If you only want a single copy or two, phone Sue at 618.982.2552 and she can arrange that.


Published in 2005


Sue says:

If you like living close to nature, I think you will enjoy this book.

If you have preschool and/or school children, I think you will enjoy it.

If you grew up in the 1960s, I think you will enjoy it.

If you reared your family in the 1960s, I think you will enjoy it.

If you lived through the 1960s, I think you will enjoy it.

If you believe in prayer, I think you will enjoy it.

If you like to giggle, I think you will enjoy it.