Susan Cushman was co-director of the 2010 and 2013 Creative Nonfiction Conferences in Oxford, Mississippi, and director of the 2011 Memphis Creative Nonfiction Workshop. She recently released two new books: Tangles and Plaques: A Mother and Daughter Face Alzheimer’s (author) and A Second Blooming: Becoming the Women We Are Meant to Be (editor). Her essays have appeared in three anthologies and numerous journals and magazines. A native of Jackson, she lives in Memphis with her husband, Bill. Reach Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit her blog and website at www.susancushman.com.