The Antidote | A Book by Susan McCormick

The Antidote


Kirkus Reviews says: “Impressively timely and resonant. A high-stakes and exciting tale of good versus evil that thoughtfully reflects on modern maladies.”

Foreword Reviews calls The Antidote a thrilling and informative adventure story with a fascinating villain.

Twelve-year-old Alex Revelstoke is different. He can see disease. Also injury, illness, and anything else wrong with the body. This comes in handy when a classmate chokes on a hot dog or when the school janitor suffers a heart attack unclogging a gooey science experiment gone awry. But Alex soon learns his new ability puts him and an unsuspecting world in peril.

Throughout time, Revelstokes have waged a battle against ancient evil itself. A man, a being, an essence—the creator of disease. Alex has seen its darkness. He has felt its strength. He does not want to fight. But Alex is the last Revelstoke. The war has just begun.

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The Fog Ladies: In the Soup       Coming Oct 2021

A San Francisco Cozy Murder Mystery, Book 3

“Humorous and compelling.” New York Journal of Books

The Fog Ladies are back, in the third installment of this endearing cozy murder mystery series.

“There was a man in the soup.” When the Fog Ladies volunteer at a San Francisco soup kitchen, these spunky elderly friends plus one overworked young doctor-in-training envision washing and chopping and serving. Not murder. Now the soup kitchen is doomed, and the mysteries have just begun. Was the death rooted in a long-ago grudge? Can they save the soup kitchen? Will they find the killer? Could the Fog Ladies, too, end up “in the soup”?

The Fog Ladies: Family Matters

A San Francisco Cozy Murder Mystery, Book 2

The Fog Ladies are back! Spunky elderly sleuths plus one newly suspicious young doctor delve into a cozy mystery caper dealing with matters of family.

Till death do us part, with kitchen shears. What drives a family man to kill his wife? This question haunts Sarah James, a medical resident who meets the unhappy family at a resort near Big Sur. She witnesses how ugly a marriage can be. But murder?

Sarah and the feisty Fog Ladies—elderly neighbors from her San Francisco apartment building—set out to discover the truth. Their probing finds the threat is perilously close to home, endangering another troubled family struggling to survive.

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The Fog Ladies

A San Francisco Cozy Murder Mystery

The Fog Ladies is a cozy murder mystery set in an elegant apartment building San Francisco. Mrs. Bridge falls off a stool cleaning bugs out of her kitchen light. Mrs. Talwin slips on bubbles in the bath and drowns. The Pacific Heights building is turning over tenants faster than the fog rolls in on a cool San Francisco evening.

Young, overworked, overtired, overstressed medical intern Sarah James has no time for sleuthing. Her elderly neighbors, the spunky Fog Ladies, have nothing but time. Sarah assumes the deaths are the natural consequence of growing old. The Fog Ladies assume murder.

Sarah resists the Fog Ladies’ perseverations. But when one of them falls down the stairs and tells Sarah she was pushed, even Sarah believes evil lurks in their building. Can they find the killer before they fall victim themselves?

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Granny Can’t Remember Me

A Children’s Book About Alzheimer’s

Granny Can’t Remember Me is a lighthearted picture book about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia told from the perspective of a six-year-old boy, appropriate for preschool and early elementary school children, ages 3 – 8. Granny can’t remember that Joey likes soccer and rockets and dogs. Granny can’t remember much of anything. But with Granny’s stories of her Three Best Days, Joey knows she loves him just the same.

Alzheimer’s disease is more and more common, and many young children experience this sometimes scary and sad family situation.   Granny Can’t Remember Me shows a boy’s acceptance and love for his grandmother despite this unfortunate illness.

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Testimonials for Granny Can’t Remember Me

Alzheimer disease does not diminish the powerful relationships between grandparents and grandchildren. Granny Can’t Remember Me reminds children and adults of how important this is.

Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH

first holder of the Richman Family Professorship for Alzheimer's and Related Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and co-author of The 36-Hour Day.

Deftly written…pleasantly illustrated… Granny Can’t Remember Me is unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library Social Issues picture book collections.

Midwest Book Review

A wonderfully illustrated children’s book about understanding Alzheimer’s and other dementias that children and parents need to read… This story doesn’t just focus on what Granny can’t do—but what she can do… Public libraries would benefit from stocking this book on their shelves.

Readers' Favorite

5 Stars. A sweet, gentle story that conveys a way to show your youngsters how to talk to Granny or Grandpa… I’d suggest it could be helpful for all kids, older kids, [too]… This book is relevant and insightful.

Hope, Librarian

About the Author

Susan McCormick is an award-winning author and doctor who lives in Seattle. She graduated from Smith College and George Washington University School of Medicine, with additional medical training in San Francisco and Washington, DC. She served as a doctor for nine years in the US Army before moving to the Pacific Northwest and civilian practice. She is married and has two boys. She loves giant dogs and has loved an English mastiff, Earl, and two Newfoundlands, Edward and Albert.