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September 2021

South Bound Lecture Series hosted by Southern Lit Alliance

September 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Arts Building, 301 11th Street
Chattanooga, United States
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Due to Covid, this event will be held virtually. Susan will be discussing her novel JOHN AND MARY MARGARET at the South Bound Lecture Series hosted by the Southern Lit Alliance in Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 1 at 6 p.m. ET. TICKETS are FREE and available HERE.

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October 2021

(Return to) Friends of the Library in Starkville, Mississippi

October 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This will be my third visit to the Friends of the Library in Starkville, Mississippi. In fact, my last visit there was also my very last event for my short story collection, FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, back on March 12 of 2020, just before Covid shut down the rest of my book tour. This is a large and wonderful group of book-lovers, and I can't wait to chat with them about JOHN AND MARY MARGARET. Unfortunately, the in-person event, originally…

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October 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Burns-Belfy Musseum and Multicultural Cente, 710 Jackson Avenue
Oxford, MS United States
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WRITING WORKSHOP! On October 30 I will be leading a writing workshop (twice) at the LITERARY BIT OF REFLECTION hosted by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council in Oxford, Mississippi. My workshop will be offered twice: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. WHAT IF? My workshop, titled, "WHAT IF?" will focus on how to use elements from real life--yours or others--to inform your fiction. The 75-minute workshop will include a 15-minute writing exercise. LOCATION My workshop (and several others) will be held at…

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November 2021

ZOOM Workshop: “WHAT IF?”

November 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

"WHAT IF?" This writing workshop will explore the use of real life experiences to inform your fiction writing. Author Susan Cushman will use examples in all three of her fiction books: JOHN AND MARY MARGARET (novel), FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY (short stories), and CHERRY BOMB (novel). The workshop will last 75 minutes, with 15 minutes being allotted for a writing exercise. This is a ZOOM event. Contact the Germantown Library at 901-757-7200 to register and receive a link to the…

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December 2021

Books on Books Book Fair in New Orleans

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Baldwin & Co. Bookstore and Coffee Shop, 030 Elysian Fields Ave,
New Orleans, Louisiana 70117 United States
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Baldwin & Co. Bookstore and Coffee Shop Baldwin & Co. Bookstore and Coffee Shop is hosting it's third BOOKS ON BOOKS Book Fair on December 11, 2021. John and Mary Margaret As an invited author, I'll be signing copies of JOHN AND MARY MARGARET from 10 am to 2 pm, so please come by! John and Mary Margaret is available at Baldwin & Co. HERE (they will ship it to you!) NEWS UPDATE 12/9/21: DUE TO BAD WEATHER IN NEW…

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January 2022

Hybrid Reading/Signing at Ernest & Hadley Booksellers January 29!

January 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ernest & Hadley Booksellers, 1928 7th Street
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
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I'm SO excited to be returning for my third event at Ernest & Hadley Booksellers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama this coming Saturday at 11 a.m.! I will be talking about my novel JOHN AND MARY MARGARET and signing copies which will be sale. To reserve a copy ahead of time, call the store at 205-632-5331. Read more about the event HERE. Due to Covid concerns, masks will be required for this IN-PERSON event, which will also be streamed on ZOOM. Here's…

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February 2022

Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration

February 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE for the 33rd annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, February 24-26, 2022! See the full schedule of events here!   I will be speaking about JOHN AND MARY MARGARET on a lunch panel at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 26. It's a ticketed event, so get your tickets soon!

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March 2022

The Forest Author Takeover and Book GIveaway!

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join me at THE FOREST Facebook reading group Friday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., where I'll be talking about JOHN AND MARY MARGARET and giving away some books! It's easy to join THE FOREST and you'll love having the opportunity to interact with so many authors and learn about their books.

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June 2022


June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Novel Memphis, 387 Perkins Ext.
Memphis, TN 38117 United States
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My eighth book PILGRIM INTERRUPTED launches at NOVEL MEMPHIS at. p.m. on June 7, 2022.        

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PILGRIM INTERRUPTED Signing at Lemuria in Jackson

June 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lemuria Books Jackson, MS 38301 United States + Google Map

Susan will be signing copies of PILGRIM INTERRUPTED (as well as copies of JOHN AND MARY MARGARET) at Lemuria Books in her hometown, Jackson, Mississippi, on June 11. Come by Lemuria between 10:30 a.m and 12 p.m. for a visit with Susan and signed copies.

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