Thursday, January 26, 2017

Susan Sherman

Susan Sherman is a former Chair of the Art Department of Whittier College, a small liberal arts university. She is also the co-creator of one of the most successful television shows for children in the history of the Disney Channel. Her first novel, The Little Russian, was picked by Publishers Weekly as one of the best books of 2014.

Sherman's second novel is If You Are There.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
I’m currently reading David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers and telling myself it’s for research, although it’s such a pleasurable read that I can hardly say I’m working. The story is about the first flight and the eccentric brothers who made it possible. Reclusive, driven, these two builders of bicycles became a familiar sight on the shores of the outer banks in North Carolina, standing for hours on the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk studying the flight of birds. Combining their observations of wings and lift with their knowledge of bicycles, balance and steering, they shocked the nation and the scientific community, (specifically the Smithsonian, who was bankrolling a rival team) by being the first to put a flying machine in the air. It’s an engrossing reading, even if you’re not about to write an historical novel about early flight in California.
Visit Susan Sherman's website.

Coffee with a Canine: Susan Sherman & Henry and Bessie.

The Page 69 Test: The Little Russian.

My Book, The Movie: If You Are There.

--Marshal Zeringue