BOOKS (Author or Editor)
The Pulpwood Queens Celebrate 20 Years! (Brother Mockingbird Publishing, December 2019). Susan edited this collection of 67 essays by authors and readers involved with the Pulpwood Queens Book Clubs. READ MORE
Tangles and Plaques: A Mother and Daughter Face Alzheimer’s (eLectio Publishing, February 2017). This is a memoir. READ MORE
A Second Blooming: Becoming the Women We Are Meant to Be (Mercer University Press, March 2017). Susan edited this collection of essays by twenty women authors. READ MORE
Circling Faith: Southern Writers on Writing (University of Alabama Press, 2012) – Essay by Susan Cushman: “Chiaroscuro: Shimmer and Shadow”
The Shoe Burnin’: Stories of Southern Soul( River’s Edge Media, 2013) – Essay by Susan Cushman: “Eat, Drink, Repeat: One Woman’s Three-Day Search for Everything”
“Meridian: Gypsies, Orphans, and Ghosts” in Deep South Magazine, October 31, 2018.
- “Six Books in Three Years: An Indie Publishing Journey” published in Women’s Writers, Women’s Books October 3, 2019
- “Watching,” (shorter version, reprinted from Saint Katherine Review) in
TakeCare: Tales, Tips, and Love From Women Caregivers (edited by Elayne Clift) May 2017.
- “Four Book Deals in One Year,” in Southern Writers Magazine, July/August 2017 (page 36)
- “High School Never Ends” in Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women (She Writes Press, March 3, 2015)
- “Eat, Drink, Repeat: One Woman’s Three-Day Search for Everything,” in The Shoe Burnin’ Anthology: Stories of Southern Soul (River’s Edge Media, Little Rock, AR,
- “Chiaroscuro: Shimmer and Shadow,” in Circling Faith: Southern Women on Spirituality (University of Alabama Press,
- “The Wind in the Trees,” in My Oxford, (Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Oxford, Mississippi, 2013)
- “Icons Will Save the World,” First Things: The Journal of Religion, Culture and Public Life.
- “Blocked” (a finalist in the Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards)
- “The Other Woman,” Mom Writers Literary Magazine.
- “myPod,” “Burying Saint Joseph,” and “Super-Sized Enlightenment,” skirt! Magazine.
- “Watching,” St. Katherine Review, Vol. I No. 2. (Print journal only, but you can read the essay on my old blog, here: “Watching, Dancing, and Fishing.”)
- “Are These My People?” Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal.
- “The Glasses,” Southern Women’s Review (January, 2010, page 36).
- “The Imperfect Peace,” (poetry) in Southern Stories