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Author event and giveaway: Susan Crandall

August 13, 2015

Susan Crandall

A couple of years ago all of my friends were reading and talking about Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall.  Even though I haven’t read it yet, I remember everyone’s reactions so was very excited to see Susan was coming to Fiction Addiction.

Susan and her sister wrote four books together, none of which were published.  She learned a lot, though, and the experience gave Susan the itch so she continued to write.  The first book she wrote by herself was her first book that was published.  Her tenth book was Whistling Past the Graveyard and it was the SIBA Book of the Year winner for 2014.  Her latest book, The Flying Circus, was published on July 7.

The Flying Circus is set in 1923 and is the story of three people who come together to form a barnstorming act.  Susan’s father was a private pilot and felt about flying the way she feels about books.  The character of Henry has a lot of her dad’s characteristics.

Susan says she’s not a fast reader or writer.  She loves the fabric of the South and small communities and loves to travel to both.   Susan is married and loves spending time with her husband, two children, and four grandchildren.

I got Susan to autograph a copy of The Flying Circus for one lucky reader.  To enter to win an autographed copy of THE FLYING CIRCUS, simply fill out the entry form.  Contest is open worldwide – one entry per person, please.  I will use to determine the winner.  Contest ends at midnight EDT Thursday, August 20, 2015.    Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2015 8:12 am

    What a unique storyline, this looks great.

  2. Beth F permalink
    August 13, 2015 9:07 am

    I generally like Southern fiction and I have this book on my list to read. I was interested in it for the storyline and time period, but knowing that Crandall’s father was a pilot makes me even more excited about reading the novel.

  3. August 13, 2015 9:12 am

    I’ve been looking forward to reading this book! It sounds very good!

  4. August 13, 2015 9:20 am

    Always fun to hear about your Fiction Addiction author events!

  5. Patty permalink
    August 13, 2015 9:20 am

    I love author stories and yours are always good!

  6. August 13, 2015 10:38 am

    She has some serious determination to have kept going after the first four books didn’t get published – good for her!

  7. August 13, 2015 11:00 am

    This book sounds good! I wish I lived near a bookstore that had frequent author events!

  8. August 13, 2015 11:19 am

    thank you for making it open to all

  9. August 13, 2015 11:54 am

    You’re so lucky to have Fiction Addiction!

  10. August 13, 2015 3:02 pm

    This sounds very good, Kathy! Thanks for hosting this terrific giveaway.

  11. August 13, 2015 4:16 pm

    I must enter 🙂

  12. August 13, 2015 5:30 pm

    Thank you for entering me in the The Flying Circus giveaway.

  13. holdenj permalink
    August 13, 2015 6:17 pm

    Sounds like a great event! I can’t wait to read this!

  14. August 14, 2015 3:00 pm

    Aren’t author events so much fun?

  15. Literary Feline permalink
    August 14, 2015 5:14 pm

    A friend of mine loved Whistling Past the Graveyard and I have a copy of that one in my TBR collection, Her new book sounds like it will be really good too.

  16. August 15, 2015 5:21 pm

    Sounds like such a great event. I’ve been meaning to start Crandell’s books. Your bookstore has such good events! Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

  17. August 20, 2015 7:53 am

    We’d love to read it! Thank you for the giveaway!

  18. bookingmama permalink
    August 24, 2015 10:16 pm

    I could tell that this book was personal to her based on how she developed the characters.

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