Whistling Past the Graveyard and Susan Crandall were recently featured in Cincinnati’s weekly City Beat. A quick, insightful interview regarding the process and thinking behind Whistling Past the Graveyard‘s creation is featured.
Susan Crandall and Whistling Past the Graveyard are mentioned along Chuck Klosterman’s latest, I Wear the Black Hat in a Chicago Tribune article entitled “There is evil in the world … and good!”
Article author Liz Smith says of Whistling Past the Graveyard:
“I just closed a new book by the prolific Susan Crandall (she has written nine novels!) It is titled “Whistling Past the Graveyard” and is the latest pride and joy of its publishers — again, Simon and Schuster. This is a work of imagination in the mind of a 9-year-old child that might remind you of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” or Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help.”
It’s a real winner!”
Not too shabby! The entire article is an interesting read, as Smith weaves events from Whistling, I Wear the Black Hat and 30 Rock to tell tales of good and evil from her own life. It’s worth a look if you’ve got the time.
Susan Crandall in Chicago
We’d be remiss to mention the Tribune and leve out Susan’s upcoming visit to the Book Cellar in Chicago on September 27, 2013. She will be doing a reading and a signing in her old stomping grounds (she lived in Chicago for seven years almost a lifetime ago)! Event details can be found on the 9-27-2013 Book Cellar event page here at SusanCrandall.net.
The Tennessean ran a great article on Susan Crandall and Whistling Past the Graveyard. Well worth a look if you’ve got the time!
Susan Crandall recently appeared on WYPL Memphis’ Book Talk Radio for a 30 minute interview on writing and her latest novel, Whistling Past the Graveyard.
Charleston City Paper (Charleston, SC) recently spoke with Susan Crandall for a short Q&A regarding Whistling Past the Graveyard. Be warned, spoilers lurk if you’ve not already read the book!
The newspaper also did a fantastic write up of Whistling Past the Graveyard. So if you haven’t read the book, it’s a great place to whet your appetite.
12 Book End, a fantastic bookish website, has an interview with Susan Crandall from way before anyone knew her… All the way back to June of 2013. It’s a great read, so if you want to know a little more about Whistling Past the Graveyard and her author, click on over to 12 Book End!
“FIRSTLY, I’D LOVE TO KNOW IF YOU’RE AWARE OF OR HAVE EVER PARTICIPATED IN NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH (NANOWRIMO.ORG)? IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST EXPOSURE TO IT, WHAT ARE YOUR IMPRESSIONS?
[Susan Crandall] I’m very aware of NaNoWriMo.org. I think it’s a great idea and have several writer friends who participate almost every year. I however am the least disciplined writer on the planet. The mood has to be right for me to be productive at all. And no matter how hard I try, I simply cannot move on to a new chapter until I have my current chapter fine-tuned and polished. So NaNoWriMo is so far out of my comfort zone that I don’t even attempt it.
I would love to be able to hammer out all of the major aspects of a book in 30 days, but so much of my storytelling springs organically from my writing process.” [read more]
Susan Crandall was spotted in the wild this morning by Memphis, TN resident and new mother Sarah Hutcherson on morning show Good Morning Memphis. This rare and elusive author can become frightened if confronted. If seen, please do not try to capture alone, only in large groups. She is said to have an event in Memphis, Tennessee tonight, July 12, at The Book Sellers at Laurelwood. Attendance is expected to be moderate to heavy, so individuals should feel safe in approaching. If one should be brave enough to seek out and observe this majestic creature in her natural habitat, the details are as follows:
July 12, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Booksellers at Laurelwood
387 South Perkins Road
Photo courtesy of Sarah Hutcherson.