This week’s Bloom host is Susan Bishop Crispell. Keeping with the “summer fun” theme, Susan will share some of her favorite things about summer. This includes childhood road trips to the beach, free Shakespeare performances, summer eats and drinks, as well as a ton of book conversations (including a few sneak peeks at some of her in-progress novels). Plus giveaways! In addition, Karma Brown will be stopping by on Friday from 6-7 EST for a happy hour chat to celebrate the release of her latest novel, THE LIFE LUCY KNEW.

About Susan

Susan Bishop Crispell earned a BFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Born and raised in the mountains of Tennessee, she now lives twenty minutes from the beach in North Carolina with her husband and their literary-named cat. She is very fond of pie and is always on the lookout for hints of magic in the real world. She is the author of THE SECRET INGREDIENT OF WISHES (2016) and DREAMING IN CHOCOLATE (2018), which was a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Okra Pick for Winter 2018.