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Susan Henderson talks with Amy Wallen

Date: March 19, 2011 Time: 7 pm Number of sessions: 1 -- It's a reading! Members: Free! Nonmembers: Free! Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

Join Amy Wallen in conversation with Susan Henderson, author of the novel Up From the Blue as they discuss her book, her blog LitPark, her rocky but inspiring road to publication, her success, and her super intelligent children.

Susan Henderson is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon’s Creative Writing program and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Her debut novel, Up From the Blue (HarperCollins, 2010), has been selected as a Great Group Reads pick (by the Women’s National Book Association), an outstanding softcover release (by NPR), a Best Bets Pick (by BookReporter), Editor’s Pick (by BookMovement), Editor’s Choice (by BookBrowse), a Prime Reads pick (by HarperCollins New Zealand), and a Top 10 of 2010 (by Robert Gray of Shelf Awareness). It is currently being translated into Dutch and Norwegian. Susan is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets award, and her work has — twice — been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She blogs at and The Nervous Breakdown. Her husband is a costume designer, filmmaker, and tenured drama professor. They live in NY with their two boys.

Amy Wallen is the author of the bestselling novel MoonPies and Movie Stars (Viking/Penguin). Ms. Wallen has been a frequent literary critic for the Los Angeles Times in fiction and memoir, and she is the creator of NPR’s popular reading series, DimeStories. Check out her website.