I am Suzanne (Sue) Wagstaff-Gibson and the “ghost writer” for Gigi, Mayflower, Bear and Jiffy.
I grew-up in South Haven, Michigan, a small town right on the shores of The Lake. I have worked in all phases of the mortgage industry for over 30 years. I have an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in Finance and Economics. I then migrated to working in technical support for a mortgage software company located in Boston which led me to work technical support for another software company in Pensacola, Florida.
I love talking with people, listening to their stories and telling my stories. While living in Gulf Breeze, Florida, in 2004 I wrote and developed “Footprints – Memories are the Footprints in our Minds” – a guide and workshop to help people put their stories, their memories, down on paper to share with other generations.
I became aware of Greyhound Racing while living in Florida. I never gave the thought of adopting a retired racer until I moved back to Texas. I saw a program on television about the need for families to adopt the retired racers put on by GALT (Greyhound Adoption League of Texas). I went to a “meet and greet” where I met my first greyhound and was hooked. I adopted Gigi who has lived with me for over 8 years. Then came Mayflower who lost the battle of cancer after living with us for only three years. In June 2016 Jiffy came to live with us, giving Gigi a new sister.
Each dog has her own unique story and tells it in her words with pictures to back it up. The books are written on a children’s level, but I’ve found adults enjoy them just as much. They are currently available in paperback through Create Space Store and Amazon and are also in a Kindle version.
I’m married to Erwin “Harve” Gibson, Sr. I have two children and four grandchildren. Harve has three children and three grandchildren. Harve is a native of McKinney, Texas, where we now live.