Susan Rebecca White packed the house for the BOUND SOUTH launch party back in February. She did a talk and signing at the Margaret Mitchell House here in Atlanta, which is of course, where all the big name authors go when they are here in town. So now you’re thinking — big name?? — I never heard of Susan Rebecca White.
Trust me. You will. Susan is a fresh new voice in Southern Literary Fiction and her debut novel is fantastic. The characters are rich and while you do feel the story is complete at the end, you find yourself wanting to know what happens to these characters next.
The book is the story of three Southern women — a proper Atlanta matron, her rebellious teenage daughter, and their housekeeper’s young daughter and the intersection of their lives. While Susan tackles some complex issues like religion and gender identity, she does it with humor.
I sat down with Susan shortly after the launch party to talk about the three main characters, the Big Weaner, and to find out what the heck buttered Saltines are all about.
Enjoy the interview, and click here to check out the rest of the great authors talking about their books on our podcast page!