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Bill welcomes novelist and memoirist Susan Cushman to the show. Susan is the author of five books and editor of three: the memoirs Pilgrim Interrupted and Tangles and Plaques: A Mother and Daughter Face Alzheimer’s, the novels John and Mary Margaret, and Cherry Bomb, the short story collection Friends of the Library, and the anthologies The Pulpwood Queens Celebrate 20 Years!, Southern Writers on Writing, and A Second Blooming: Becoming the Women We Are Meant to Be. She has also published essays in four anthologies and numerous journals and magazines. A frequent speaker and panelist at literary festivals and conferences, she also taught numerous writing workshops. Her writing embraces her Southern roots, her spiritual journey from the Presbyterian faith of her childhood to her conversion to Orthodox Christianity, and her struggles with various mental health issues.