Selected Works

Available September 29, 2015. "Riveting!" ~ Kirkus Reviews
"Reminiscent of To Kill A Mockingbird... McCarthy realistically portrays race in a small [Florida] town, showing how good people are tainted by generations of hate... a tale of growth and triumph." ~ Library Journal
"In McCarthy's insightful, fervent second novel... flawless dialogue, warm characters and compassionate wit service a moving story about the powers of love and justice." ~ Publishers Weekly

SPECIAL EVENTS

Readings and signings for A PLACE WE KNOW WELL

To arrange a speaking engagement, please contact Melanie DeNardo,
mdenardo@​penguinrandomhouse.com.

LA JOLLA, CA
Thursday, October 1
7:30-8:30 pm at WARWICK'S BOOKS
7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla, CA
858.454.0347

CORTE MADERA, CA
Friday, October 9
7:00-8:00 pm at BOOK PASSAGE
51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
415.927.0960

MOUNT DORA, FL
Thursday, October 15
2-4 pm pm at W. T. BLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
1995 North Donnelly St., Mount Dora, FL
352.735.7180

ORLANDO, FL
Sunday, October 18
3-5 pm at BOOKMARK IT BOOKS
Event upstairs at The East End Market
3201 Corrine Dr., Orlando, FL
info@​bookmarkitorlando.com

TAMPA, FL
Tuesday, October 20
7-8 pm at INKWOOD BOOKS
216 S. Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL
813.253.2638

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
Saturday, October 24
2-4 pm at ST. JOHN'S COUNTY AUDITORIUM
500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL
904.827.6925

ORLANDO, FL
Sunday, October 25
2-4 pm at THE ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER
65 East Central Blvd., Orlando, FL
407.836.8500



The Chautauqua South Fiction Award goes to...



The Chautauqua South Fiction Award Committee named Susan Carol McCarthy its 2003 recipient for her debut novel LAY THAT TRUMPET IN OUR HANDS. The award is given to "recognize and promote a Florida fiction writer of outstanding literary merit."

Committee Chair Luann Justak said, "McCarthy's work stood out for its riveting plot, fascinating characters and unique Old Florida setting. [The judges] were completely captivated by the wise and witty voice of the narrator."

Previous winners include Connie May Fowler, James Carlos Blake, Janis Owens and Richard Schmitt.