‘You can do anything you want.’ Take it from Susan Croce Kelly’s great-aunt, the Newspaperwoman of the Ozarks

KBIA | By Dominique Hodge

Published March 28, 2024 at 6:00 AM CST

Susan Croce Kelly always knew she wanted to write books. Her most recent book, “Newspaperwoman of the Ozarks: The Life and Times of Lucile Morris Upton,” tells the story of Lucile through her own words. She was a journalist and author who had a deep passion for the Ozarks and its history. Using love letters, notebooks and speeches, Kelly invites people to learn about the notable newswoman who happens to be her great-aunt.

KBIA’s Dominique Hodge spoke with Kelly to learn more about their connection. Here’s an excerpt from their conversation:

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