Question of the Month

Question of the Month: Fire

by Susan Henderson on October 5, 2009

Tell me a true story about you and fire.


Wednesday, Dylan Landis will be here to talk about fire, mother-daughter relationships, and her debut story collection, NORMAL PEOPLE DON’T LIVE LIKE THIS. I hope you’ll join the conversation!

Oh, and here’s a link to an interview I did with Rick Kleffel while I was at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. We talk about writing, editing, agents, and publication; and he refers to me as “a fascinating combination of light and dark.” Enjoy!

Let me end with a thank you to the very talented and generous, Michael Hearst, a fellow Virginian living in New York. He lent us an awfully cool and quirky, antique organ, which my son has pretty much played non-stop since we got it.

If you don’t know Michael’s band, One Ring Zero, check out the link. This video’s from the new album, coming in 2010. (Hope you have your 3-D glasses!)


Question of the Month: Lesson

by Susan Henderson on September 7, 2009

What’s the most important writing lesson you’ve learned, and where did you learn it?


Wednesday, Judith Ryan Hendricks will be here to talk about her newest book and what she’s learned after publishing four novels. I hope you’ll be here to welcome her!


Question of the Month: Instrument

by Susan Henderson on August 3, 2009

What instrument did you play as a child? Tell me a story about you and that instrument that shows me something of the kind of kid you were.

Wednesday, Naseem Rakha will be here to discuss her debut novel, THE CRYING TREE, and she’ll answer this question, as well. See you then!

By the way, all week I’m at Squaw Valley – amazing!!, and I’ll have lots more to say about it soon – so I may be around only at the oddest hours. But carry on, and I’ll jump in whenever I’m free.

And P.S. Happy birthday (Friday) to Dan Conaway, best agent ever! If you love him, too, send him a note so he has a great day.


Question of the Month: Hero

by Susan Henderson on July 6, 2009

Who’s your hero?

And bless all of you who want to tell me about your moms, but try to keep your answers to public figures.

Wednesday, Lance Reynald will be here to talk about heroes, freaks, art, music, and his debut novel, POP SALVATION. Don’t you dare miss it!

litpark susan henderson lance reynald joseph papa in times square

Here, by the way, is a photo of me and Lance (and a little piece of Joseph Papa in light blue) last week in Times Square. Photo by director and screenwriter extraordinaire, Kimberly Wetherell.

One last thing. Want free stuff? My pal John Griswold (Oronte Churm on McSweeney’s) has something for you right here.


Question of the Month: Heal

by Susan Henderson on May 4, 2009

Say you come across a kid who hurts the way you did as a child. Tell me what you’d say or do that might make a difference to him. Or, to put it another way, what’s the thing you wish someone had done for you?

Wednesday, Lac Su will be here to discuss his memoir, I LOVE YOUS ARE FOR WHITE PEOPLE, and I’ve asked him this question. I hope you’ll be back to hear his answer.

Oh, and P.S. I’m reading at KGB with the marvelous Kim Chinquee Friday, May 22nd. Hope to see some of you there!

One more P.S. I know there aren’t a lot of TV watchers here, but if you happen to watch American Idol, one of the remaining contestants, Adam Lambert, belongs to friends of LitPark, Eber Lambert and Amy Wallen. Feel free to vote for him on Tuesday!