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Susan Crandall

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Unlike so many writers, Susan Crandall did not emerge from the womb with a pen and paper in hand and a fully formed story in her mind. Instead, she was born with an incredible love for books. This must be genetic, because her father and now her son, both hated school, but are somehow addicted to books.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 and her husband have two grown children. "They make me proud every day," Susan glows. "My son, who has the heart of a poet, is also a writer. My daughter, who is both beautiful and brilliant, is about to take her first steps into the working world of science."

Genres: Historical, Romantic Suspense
Rita Awards Best Novel winner (2004) : Back Roads

Susan Crandall recommends
The Secrets She Carried (2013)
Barbara Davis
"Davis paints a picture of two eras and beautifully flawed characters with evocative and caring words."
Close Enough to Touch (2017)
Colleen Oakley
"Brilliant in its simplicity, beautiful in its sentiment, heartbreaking in its honesty, Colleen Oakley's Before I Go takes on one of life's ultimate cruelties, death before one's time, and makes us believe."
The Girls At 17 Swann Street (2019)
Yara Zgheib
"Written with spare, poetic grace, The Girls at 17 Swann Street is engaging, tragic and ultimately hopeful. It opened my eyes as well as my heart."

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