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March 15, 2012 – Reading

University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816

March 31, 2012 – Panel

Maine Festival of the Book
Portland, ME

May 25, 2012 – Panel

Backspace Conference
Radisson Martinique, NYC

June 4, 2012 – Adult Summer Reading Kick-Off

Syosset Public Library
225 South Oyster Bay Road
Syosset, NY 11791

July 10, 2012 – Reading w/ Heather Donahue (The Blair Witch Project)

Squaw Valley Community of Writers
Nevada City, CA 95959


Rosie O’Donnell announces on her radio show that UP FROM THE BLUE should be made into a film.

UP FROM THE BLUE is in its 4th printing!

UP FROM THE BLUE is in the New Zealand Herald!

Susan appeared at BookMania on the “Grand Finale” panel with authors Elizabeth Berg, Joyce Maynard, Martha McPhee, and Michael Morris. And she was the dinner guest of the former CEO of American Airlines, Bob Crandall.

Thriller writer, Karen Dionne, talks about UP FROM THE BLUE on the Writers Read blog. “The writing is superb, and the story one that sticks with you long after you’re done – even for a reader who generally prefers thrillers.”

UP FROM THE BLUE is a “Prime Reads” pick in New Zealand!

TribLocal likes UP FROM THE BLUE!

Seattle Woman magazine calls UP FROM THE BLUE  “Beautiful yet sad, funny yet unsettling, this is ultimately a story of hope and grace.”

Long Island Woman magazine reviews UP FROM THE BLUE: “A beautifully written, compelling tale that is not to be missed.”

UP FROM THE BLUE makes some Best Books of 2010 lists: Shelf Awareness, My Books My Life, Steph the BookWorm!

Great Britain buys foreign rights!

NewPages calls UP FROM THE BLUE “Striking, sad, suspenseful.”

BookBrowse chooses UP FROM THE BLUE as their Editor’s Choice!

Norway buys foreign rights!

UP FROM THE BLUE is now available at Sears.

Susan is featured in The Tartan. A video of her Carnegie Mellon reading is here, including an introduction by poet Jim Daniels, and a late walk-in and wave from National Book Award winner, Terrance Hayes.

Susan is listed a Notable Alumni of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

Sam’s Club placed a big order for UP FROM THE BLUE!

A very nice review in BookReporter!

The San Francisco Book Review features Susan’s essay on the back page!

BookClubGirl On-Air discusses UP FROM THE BLUE… Spoiler Alert!

The New York Times reviews UP FROM THE BLUE!

NPR picks UP FROM THE BLUE as an “outstanding softcover release”!

Susan is a panelist with other authors, including Rick Moody, at Brooklyn’s Greenlight Bookstore for National Reading Group Month.

The Columbus Dispatch reviews UP FROM THE BLUE: “Inescapable sadness is threaded through with surprising moments of joy, in an intimate story that dispels the usual notions of victims and oppressors.”

Kindle Editors like UP FROM THE BLUE!

UP FROM THE BLUE is the October Editor’s Pick at Book Movement!

UP FROM THE BLUE is a “Bets On” pick!

Great reading at WORD bookstore in Brooklyn! Gorgeous store, enthusiastic staff, really well-chosen books!

Wonderful book launch at the Book Revue in Huntington, NY. About 80-90 people, not counting kids!

An amazing group of bloggers have written about UP FROM THE BLUE, including Jessica Keener at Confessions of a Hermit Crab, Robin Slick at In Her Own Write, Patry Francis at Simply Wait, Adrienne Crezo at The Best Damn Creative Writing Blog, Michelle Erin at my books. my life, Laura Benedict at Notes from the Handbasket, Billie Hinton at camera-obscura and mystic-lit, Ellen Meister at Side Dish, Dory Adams at In This Light, Tiffany Harkleroad at Tiffany’s Bookshelf, Sarah Strand at Strand Update, Jennifer at Rundpinne, Grace at Books Like Breathing, Zoë at In the Next Room, Helen’s Reads, Zibilee at Raging Bibliomania, Lisa at Books and Cooks, Carolyn Burns Bass at LitChat, Michelle Vasquez at Life in Review, Booksie’s Blog, Steph the Bookworm, and more.

Large print rights!

Susan is spotlighted in the October 2010 issue of Writer’s Digest.

The National Reading Group selects UP FROM THE BLUE as one of their 2010 Great Group Reads!

Library Journal reviews UP FROM THE BLUE and calls it, “Rapturous prose…. A triumphant debut.”

New Zealand buys foreign rights and has decided to make UP FROM THE BLUE a “Prime Read” for January 2011!

Australia buys foreign rights!

Target will be carrying UP FROM THE BLUE!

Bayne Library in Pennsylvania names UP FROM THE BLUE one of the Top 30 Hottest Book Club Titles.

Holland buys foreign rights!

Librarian and EarlyWord host, Nora Rawlinson, blogs about UP FROM THE BLUE.

Bestselling author, Jamie Ford, blogs about UP FROM THE BLUE.

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