Review at Alabama Writers’ Forum by Donna Estill.


Review by Don Noble of BOOKMARK for Tuscaloosa news,

September 15, 2018.


Interview with Allen Mendenhall in Southern Literary Review,

August 23, 2018


“An Imperfect Art,” by Debbie Jacob in Trinidad and Tobago

NEWSDAY, July 9, 2018


The Literary South – Review by Melanie Lee Dragger on May 16,



Chapter 16 – Review by Ed Tarkington on April 27, 2018 –

“Against Professional Southerners” (also in Memphis

Commercial Appeal on April 27)


Lemuria Bookstore Blog/Jackson Clarion Ledger – Review by

Jim Ewing on April 29, 2018 – “Southern writers share secrets,

stories, in new anthology”


Oxford Magazine“There’s Something About The South”

Interview – May/June 2018 issue


Video of panel at Lemuria Books, Jackson, Mississippi, on May 2, 2018, with Susan

Cushman, John Floyd, and Jim Dees (video credit to Steve Yates at University Press

of Mississippi)






Cherry Bomb coverSusan’s interview for CHERRY BOMB on WZKR Super Talk radio in

Meridian, Mississippi on November 29, 2017


Susan’s author page on Mississippi Writers and Musicians


Interview on Mississippi Writers’ Pathways: “Susan Cushman:

Prolific and Courageous and Transparent


REVIEWS for Cherry Bomb (a novel):


Review in Southern Libraries journal by Michele Frasier-Robinson SUMMER 2018 (Vol. 81, No. 2, page 45).


Review of CHERRY BOMB on Claire Fullerton’s blog: “CHERRY BOMB” March 4,



Review on the Southern Literary Review by Niles Reddick (September 26, 2017)

 “…reads like the work of a master…. It deserves a literary prize.”


AMAZON REVIEWS: (14 of 16 reviews so far are 5 STARS)


“Perfect YA Reading” (5 STARS) March 4, 2018


“Compassionate, Real, and Heartbreaking” (5 STARS)


“This is a beautifully written book that is both real and redemptive” (5 STARS)


“Rich story of redemption and expression” (4 STARS) This also appeared in the

Jackson, Mississippi Clarion Ledger on August 7, 2017


“Great debut novel” (5 STARS)


“I loved it” (5 STARS)


“From the darkest childhood in a cult….” (5 STARS)


There are 17 ratings and 11 reviews on Goodreads (16 are 5 STAR ratings.)


REVIEWS for Tangles and Plaques: A Mother and Daughter Face Alzheimer’s:


Oxford (MS), March 1, 2017:

“Writing to Remember: An Author’s Depiction of Her Mother’s Alzheimer’s”


Jackson (MS) Clarion Ledger, March 2, 2017:

“Jackson native writes about mother with Alzheimer’s”


Oxford, (MS) Daily Mississippian, March 3, 2017:

Blogger and author Susan Cushman brings ‘Tangles and Plaques’ to Square Books”




“A Daughter’s Story”

“Personal Look at Alzheimer’s and Caregiving




REVIEWS FOR A Second Blooming: Becoming the Women We Are Meant To Be:


Nashville (TN) Chapter 16, March 23, 2017:

“Giving Birth to Ourselves: Memphis’ Susan Cushman has curated a collection of essays

by women, for women”



Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal, March 26, 2017:

“In ‘A Second Blooming’ Susan Cushman gathers women’s voices”

ASB review in CA



November 5, 2013:

Article/interview by Jessica Jones in Gulf

Coast Newspapers, “Making the Most Out

of Workshops and Conferences,” about

my upcoming talk at the Penster’s

Writing Group in Fairhope, Alabama.












July 7, 2012:

Read my guest editorial in the Memphis

Commercial Appeal.

Award-winning Religion Editor, David

Waters, invited me to be a guest

columnist for “Faith Matters.”

You can read the column

here: “Memphis woman

writes about unusual journey

from Southern Presbyterian

to Eastern Orthodox”

You can also read the article


“Cushman: Finding Balance

in Orthodoxy.”


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