Friend Friday

In 2013, I went to a literary arts festival in Portland and ended up with a new friend: Susan Hill Long. I’d taken the train down so was able to read Sue’s novel, Whistle in the Dark, on my way home. It, my friends, is a perfect novel and was my favorite read of that… Read more »

Friend Friday

Three of my all-time favorite books have been written by one author: Susan Hill Long. I first met Sue through her historical novel, Whistle in the Dark, which I devoured on a train trip home from Portland, Oregon and which I thought was nearly brilliant. Then I read her Magic Mirror which was brilliant. We… Read more »

Friend Friday

You are all in for the biggest treat of your lives when you read Susan Hill Long’s new novel,┬áThe Magic Mirror: Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, a Scheming King and a Pickpocket Squirrel (Knopf), which pubs on Tuesday, May 10. Not only is Sue one of the warmest and wittiest people I know,… Read more »

Butterfly Sisters

A year (or so– time flies), three amazing women gathered at the Larson┬ábeach house near the Canadian border. Augusta and Barbara and I knew each other; Susan and I knew each other. But none of us had been roomies before. It worked out smashingly. Not only did we laugh, eat well, collect beach treasures and… Read more »