Susan Crandall

Susan Crandall is a critically acclaimed author of women’s fiction, romance, and suspense. She has written several award-winning novels including her first book, Back Roads, which won the RITA award for best first book, as well as Whistling Past the Graveyard, which won the SIBA 2014 Book Award for Fiction. Susan lives in Noblesville, Indiana, with her family.

Books by this Author

The Flying Circus
Whistling Past the Graveyard


Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall

From an award-winning author comes a wise and tender coming-of-age story about a nine-year-old girl who runs away from her Mississippi home in 1963, befriends a lonely woman suffering loss and abuse, and embarks on a life-changing roadtrip.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be kind

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A pleasently warm day spent on my porch writing a story that comes together like magic, followed by a family gathering.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Unchained Melody, When a Man Loves a Woman, Indiana by Jon Mclaughlin...the rest are always in flux.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. What would you do with this information if I revealed it?? Too dangerous.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, sense of humor ... and a sense of humor.

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