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Susan Bishop Crispell
Susan Bishop Crispell is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Adult
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Susan Bishop Crispell
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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 (Thomas Dunne Books, Sep 2016) and Dreaming in Chocolate (St. Martin’s Griffin, Feb 2018), which was selected as a SIBA Okra pick Winter 2018.

Jenny Bent
The Bent Agency

Other Published Works

The Secret Ingredient of Wishes (Thomas Dunne Books, September 2016)

Favorite Books

The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Years Mentored
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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