By Sue Johnpeter

        Judge Littell has asked that I put in a word or two about my background. I received a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism some years ago. I've written a couple of romance novels, worked for several newspapers, and currently teach computer software to elementary school students in Naperville, Illinois, where I live with my husband and two daughters.
        I stumbled into genealogy 10 years ago by trying to organize my mother's research. As I entered the names into my very first genealogy software program, I became hooked. Genealogy combines everything I like to do: writing, research, correspondence, computers. I haven't made nearly as much progress as I would like - too many domestic demands and cries for "equal time" on the Internet. But I keep my hand in enough to feel mostly satisfied.
        Please feel free to email me - - with your research news. And by all means, if you find proof of the parents of John Littell, born 1819 in NY, holler.
        Meanwhile, LLA's readers have the opportunity to know even more about me and our branch of the Littell family. French Impressions and Susie, Sadly, and the Black Torpedo of Doom were written by my brother, John Smith Littell, and recently published by New American Library. They are delightful reads, and as a journalist, I can assure you I am completely objective on this subject.

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