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Susan Crandall

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Alas, the rumor is true, Susan was a dental hygienist in her previous career. However, she "retired" from that profession many years ago and has been a full-time author ever since--thanks to all of you fabulous readers.

Susan grew up in a small Indiana town, married a guy from that town, and then moved to Chicago for a while. She is pleased to say that she has been back in her hometown for many years and plans to stay.

She's received a RITA, two National Reader's Choice Awards and a SIBA Award for Fiction. Her books include an Indie Next Pick, Okra Picks, a Target Book Club pick, and are popular with book clubs.

THE MYTH OF PERPETUAL SUMMER will be released June 19, 2018.

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Susan Crandall Hi Sharon. Thanks for sharing your love for WPTG. It always makes my day to hear Starla and Eula have made a new friend.
As to the sequel, never say…more
Hi Sharon. Thanks for sharing your love for WPTG. It always makes my day to hear Starla and Eula have made a new friend.
As to the sequel, never say never. It's percolating around in the back of my mind, so there's a possibility I'll revisit those characters in the future.
I appreciate your readership and your interest!(less)
Susan Crandall Thank you so much for taking Starla into your heart. She and Eula are quite special to me, too. As for that sequel, I'm not planning on returning to…moreThank you so much for taking Starla into your heart. She and Eula are quite special to me, too. As for that sequel, I'm not planning on returning to her story at this time. I have given the idea a lot of thought, however, so it's always possible.
Again, thank you!
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“My daddy says that when you do somethin' to distract you from your worstest fears, it's like whistlin' past the graveyard. You know, making a racket to keep the scaredness and the ghosts away. He says that's how we get by sometimes. But it's not weak, like hidin'...it's strong. It means you're able to go on.”
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“My daddy always said being brave wasn’t not being scared. Being brave was keeping going when you were.”
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“God's job ain't to make our lives easier, it's to make us better souls by the lessons He gives us.”
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Susan Crandall Melissa wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Susan. It's Mel. You sent me a tape of your son's band, remember? :-)"
Yes I do remember! Nice to "see" you again.


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