On Sunday, I rolled into Nashville late in the afternoon having spent the weekend in Paola and Garnett, Kansas.  The trip was a success — if you consider all the requirements necessary for a successful road trip — remembered my luggage, involved in no accidents, sat in no traffic, sold a lot of books, and most importantly, met some absolutely amazing people.  (Yes, Helen Norman, I specifically mean you!)

The trip to Kansas concluded what I have come to call my Summer Salvation Book Tour.  And with 8,000 miles now logged on my car’s odometer, I am very happy to be at home.

The girls are starting school this week, and the routine of writing every morning is within my grasp. Time in the chair, time in the chair — that has always been my mantra after all — the key to success for any writer, I think.  And the people in my head, well, they’re calling, shouting really, anxious for me to tell their story.  They’ve been patient, but they’re growing very restless.  It’s time I give them my full attention.  So if you need me in the near future, I’ll be sitting in my chair.

Susan with Helen and Mike Norman of the Garnett, KS, Dairy Queen

Susan with Helen and Mike Norman of the Garnett, KS, Dairy Queen

Posted August 18, 2009 at 3:45 pm · 3 comments · Leave a Comment


  1. Leisa Hammett, August 19th, 2009, 6:28 pm

    YAY,Susan!! While you've had your rear on the road, I've had mine in my chair this summer. I'm sprinting to the printer 9/15! See u soon!
  2. Kay Dew Shostak, August 20th, 2009, 6:06 am

    Hi Susan, So glad I got to meet you and be in your writing class on your 8,000 mile tour when you were in Georgia. I'm going to be suggesting Finding Salvation at the DQ for our book club. I know the ladies would love it. Thanks for working so hard to meet your readers!
  3. Marvel Dickerson, October 22nd, 2009, 1:45 pm

    Susan, Greetings from Blytheville! Have you decided on a title for book #2? We are eagerly awaiting a return visit. Marvel

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