About Sue Ann Baker

In 1971, with her back to the flashing cameras, Sue Ann Baker raised her hand to be sworn in as a Secret Service agent. During the 1972 presidential campaign, she crisscrossed the county protecting presidential hopeful Shirley Chisholm and Senator McGovern’s wife, Eleanor, and later joined a diplomatic mission on a thirteen-day, ten-country trip to the Middle East. In 1974, Sue Ann left the Service to become a private eye, first in Los Angeles and then St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, while living on a forty-foot sailboat and working cases for Lloyd’s of London. She recently retired after twenty-one years as a financial planner for Waddell & Reed, and lives in Roseburg, Oregon.

May 2015

Love Song


The crane slowly lifted Love Song from her chocks and lowered her into the water. Her full six foot keel floated eighteen inches off the harbor floor while her main mast swayed gently from a passing wake. Howard and I beamed in pride. She was beautiful with her newly cleaned bottom, barren of barnacles, promising [...]

Love Song2015-05-11T11:23:48-07:00

Welcome Princess Charlotte


An open letter to Britain’s royal baby, Welcome to the world Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. May your life be filed with love, meaning, joy and adventure. You will be protected by the best of Britain’s Royalty Protection Branch. When you travel to the United States, the Secret Service will join in keeping you [...]

Welcome Princess Charlotte2020-03-05T12:32:33-08:00