Author Essays

Video Chat with Bestselling Novelist Susan Gregg Gilmore

Susan Gregg Gilmore’s critically acclaimed fiction is tender and graceful, with the kind of writing that makes you slow down so you can savor every turn of phrase. Her work has been compared to Fannie Flagg and The Help, but Susan more than holds her own when it comes to Southern fiction.

Susan’s fans adore her, and she’s been a RIFer favorite since her debut novel, Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen. She inspires readers and writers alike with her warm wit and Southern charm. We had a great time chatting with her about her latest novel, The Funeral Dress.

Discover the inspiration behind The Funeral Dress – a 1960s Kodak photograph!

Read an excerpt of The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore.

About the Author

SUSAN GREGG GILMORE is the author of the novels Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen, The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove, and The Funeral Dress. She has written for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the Los Angeles Times and the Christian Science Monitor. Born in Nashville, she lives in Tennessee with her husband and three daughters. Visit her online at SusanGreggGilmore.com.

  • Becky Brothers

    Breastfeeding, in all its glories and agonies, figuresoso large in this book. Why did you choose to make it such a prominent feature of the story?

    • http://www.readitforward.com/ Kira, editor @ Read It Forward

      Wow, great question, Becky! I’ll let Susan know you asked and see if she can pop in to give you an answer.

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