About Susan Crandall
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. Dental Assistant; Dental Hygienist
Q. Favorite job
Q. High school and/or college
A. Noblesville High School, Noblesville, IN; Harper College, Palatine, IL
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Currently, Jon McLaughlin
Q. Favorite movie
A. For laughs: Christmas Vacation. For drama: LA Confidential, Mildred Pierce (Joan Crawford version), The Usual Suspects, Mystic River
Q. Favorite television show
A. Breaking Bad
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Fortunate, happy, family centered and introspective
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Be kind
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. A pleasently warm day spent on my porch writing a story that comes together like magic, followed by a family gathering.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. What would you do with this information if I revealed it?? Too dangerous.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Right where I am.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Anyone who blazed a trail in the wilderness.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I don't spend time on regrets. Everything that has happened led me to where I am today.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Playing a piano in a way that doens't scare mice from the house.
Q. What’s your best quality?
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. Yikes, I'm afraid to look at that one too closely!
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I'm lucky enough to be living my fantasy profession. If I couldn't be writing, I might like being a movie casting director though.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, sense of humor ... and a sense of humor.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. I'm a real foodie, so this would be tough. Maybe vanilla ice cream, really good vanilla ice cream.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Unchained Melody, When a Man Loves a Woman, Indiana by Jon Mclaughlin...the rest are always in flux.
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Far too numerous to list!
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee The Stand, by Stephen King Here Be Dragons, by Sharon Kay Penman Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Hone your craft and persevere.