Susan Crandall is a critically acclaimed author of women’s fiction, romance, and suspense. She has written several award-winning novels including her first book, Back Roads, which won the RITA award for best first book, as well as Whistling Past the Graveyard, which won the SIBA 2014 Book Award for Fiction.
From an award-winning author comes a wise and tender coming-of-age story about a nine-year-old girl who runs away from her Mississippi home in 1963, befriends a lonely woman suffering loss and abuse, and embarks on a life-changing roadtrip.
For a writer, each and every novel is an ongoing process from conception of the vague idea until the deadline pries it from our rigidly revising fingers. Along the way new possibilities bloom, surprise characters appear (yes, surprise even to the author), unforeseen forks appear in the story’s road, and sometimes the entire theme of […]
With great excitement and gratitude I announce that Whistling Past the Graveyardwas awarded the 2014 SIBA Award for Fiction. I can’t thank the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance enough for this honor, and for all of the support they’ve collectively given this book. When I learned that WPTG had been selected as a finalist, I was […]
Whistling Past the Graveyard is a finalist for the 2014 SIBA Book Award in fiction! She joins great books including Guests on Earth by Lee Smith (Shannon Ravenel Books), Life After Life by Jill McCorkle (Shannon Ravenel Books), Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Doubleday Books) and The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Ann […]
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.
When I heard Amy’s interpretation of Whistling Past the Graveyard on the audiobook, I was blown away. Not only do I feel she did an outstanding job, the industry does also; she received the Golden Earphones Award for her work on this book. Take a listen. This interview offers her insight to the book and […]
Every American knows that horrible date. For me, sitting in Mrs. Purvis’s 2nd grade classroom in a building built in the 1880s, the news was baffling. I don’t recall many of the details of that afternoon, except for the stunned and saddened adults, those people who were counted on to understand everything, now didn’t seem […]