April 2011

I’m on Rosie O’Donnell’s radio show tomorrow!!

by Susan Henderson on April 6, 2011

So tomorrow, Rosie O’Donnell is “sending a car” to pick me up and take me to her radio show, where we’ll talk about UP FROM THE BLUE. I can’t even tell you how grateful I am that my book spoke to her.

I talked for an hour with the show’s producer, Shoshana Kraus, who is lovely and told me not to be scared. Of course, I’m remembering that Brady Bunch episode where Cindy did the game show, and the moment the red light went on, she froze.

Hopefully, I won’t have a Cindy Brady moment, but it’s live so you never know!

If you want to catch the show, Rosie Radio is on channel 815 on Sirius XM from 10am-12pm, NY time. (You can click that link and sign up for a 30-day free trial so you can hear the show.) I should be on air around 11:15, and you can call in at 877-94-ROSIE.

Thanks to everyone who has believed in this little book and talked about it enough to bring it to Rosie’s attention! xo


Question of the Month: Spooky

by Susan Henderson on April 4, 2011

What is your favorite spooky story, and in what way do you enjoy being afraid?

I’m on a spooky, gothic reading binge these days… Daphne du Maurier, the Brontë sisters, Shirley Jackson. And I’ve been gobbling up gothic movies, too: Phantom of the Opera, The Haunting of Hill House, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, and all things Hitchcock. Are you getting the idea of my new book?

I have so much to talk about but no time to do it because I’m in the middle of judging a fiction contest; and in May, the UK version of UP FROM THE BLUE launches so I’m busy with interviews, magazine articles, and whatever the UK team asks me to do. Here is the UK cover, by the way…

Some links to recent interviews: Michael Kimball (author of the beautiful heartbreak, DEAR EVERYBODY and the brand new US, which I’m reading right now) interviewed me at The Faster Times; Juneau and Xena interviewed me for their Adam Lambert-focused radio show; and Tim O’Shea interviewed me over at Talking with Tim. The Ocean City library posted a nice blog about my book here, and A Certain Book posted one, as well, but there’s a big spoiler in it so don’t click if you haven’t read the book. I also have an article in this month’s American Book Review, and I’m doing something very exciting this week that I’ll report when I’m certain I won’t jinx things. Soon, maybe next month’s post, I want to talk about my trip to San Diego. It involved lots of Kleenex and turned my head around in the best of ways, but I want to really take the time to tell the story right so you can benefit from it.

Let me end with a big thank you to Sally and Christie at the Gallery Bookshop who wrote to tell me they sold 70 copies of my book just from talking it up to their customers. Yay for indie booksellers!