Susan interviewed Emily Ruskovich about her acclaimed novel Idaho for the online magazine Literary Mama.
“I wanted to be a writer from the time I was four years old. I saw what my dad did each day, recording our lives in his notebooks, turning our experiences into poetry, and I felt a deep calling to do the same. When I was that small, writing was a kind of magic. It felt like time travel, in a way. I began writing stories and poems before I could even write. I would dictate them to my mom and dad. I believed that in every household, there was someone who was a writer, who was holding everything together with words.” — Emily Ruskovich
Read the full interview here.