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"Bells for Eli" has been named the Gold Medal Winner in the 2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) for Best First Book - Fiction

INTRODUCING THE NEW SOUTHERN NOVEL

Bells for Eli

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“Bells for Eli” is an impressive debut novel. One might think the story of life in a small Southern town had been sufficiently covered, but Zurenda is a compelling storyteller and has in fact given it a surprising new twist.

 

BIO

After teaching literature, composition, and creative writing to thousands of high school and college students for 33 years, Susan turned her attention to putting a novel in her heart on paper, the genesis of which started with a short story that won a fiction prize some years ago. She is delighted to present her debut novel, Bells for Eli, to readers on March 2, 2020. During her years of teaching at Spartanburg Community College and then as an AP English teacher at Spartanburg High School, Susan published short stories and won numerous regional awards such as the South Carolina Fiction Prize (twice), the Porter Fleming Competition, The Southern Writers Symposium Emerging Writers Fiction Contest, The Hub City Hardegree Contest in Fiction, Alabama Conclave First Novel Chapter Contest, and The Jubilee Writing Competition (twice).  Since 2018, she has published six stories in literary magazines. 

 
 
 

CONTACT

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Mary Beth Kosowski Mercer University Press kosowski_mb@mercer.edu (478) 301-2880




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Marsha Luttrell Mercer University Press luttrell_mm@mercer.edu (478) 301-2880




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Kathie Bennett Magic Time Literacy Publicity bennettk58@gmail.com (864) 706-1484




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Marly Rusoff Literary Agency www.rusoffagency.com m.rusoff@rusoffagency.com




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