Candid Conversations with Connie:
Volume 1

Welcome to Candid Conversations with Connie! And these conversations are going to be very candid. In this book we're only taking questions from girls! Yep, they can ask whatever they want, and I will answer from my vast knowledge and experience. (Well . . . maybe not vast.) If I don't know the answer, I'll ask my friend Penny. We've been where you are, and we know what it's like.

You're not a little girl anymore, but you're still years off from adulthood. You still like to play, but you also enjoy having long conversations with friends. You sometimes want to cuddle on your mom's lap, and other times you wish she would just leave you alone. All that's pretty normal, and you'll see that from the questions we're answering.


About the Author

Rather than a speaker, Sue prefers to call herself a cheerleader—and in that role has been sponsored by such groups as The Susan G. Koman Foundation, The American Cancer Society, and Town Hall, as well as pharmaceuticals: Glaxo, Amegen, Astra Zeneca, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Genetech, and GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly. Sue speaks regularly to professional groups of men and women as well as to women's groups for a Ladies Night Out or retreat. She is able to blend her sense of humor with touching stories and truths so that her audience not only enjoys a good belly laugh but maybe even sheds a tear or two.

"I'm shallow, but I'm deep for a shallow person," says Sue Buchanan, who is not nearly so shallow as she likes to say she is. She has been called the "guru of girl talk" and her message is rich with stories—gossipy stories—about her crazy friends who helped her survive cancer and other overwhelming interferences. Hers is a message of hope, and survival, and of God's faithfulness, even when she feels her prayers aren't getting any higher than the ceiling fan.

Publishers Weekly called Sue's book I'm Alive and the Doctor's Dead "hilarious." Other books include Duh-votions! a book of poignant—yet witty—devotional readings, Girls Gotta Have Fun, and A Party Begins in the Heart. Friends Through Thick and Thin (which she wrote with Gloria Gaither, Peggy Benson and Joy MacKenzie) has sold well over a hundred thousand copies. Confessions of Four Friends Through Thick and Thin, is also co-authored by the four friends.

Sue has co-authored seven best-selling children's books including, I Love You This Much (with Lynn Hodges) and Mud Pie Annie, a run-away best seller (with daughter Dana Shafer). Mud Pie Annie won a silver award from Excellence in Media scoring among the highest marks as an outstanding work with moral, ethical and social impact. I Love You This Much was chosen for the Children's Choice Award, (sponsored by the International Reading Association) and was among the finalists for the Gold Medallion competition of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Six more children's books are contracted for and in production.

Sue also wrote Duh-Votions ... words of wisdom for the spiritually challenge, A Party Begins in the Heart, which features stories from the lives of her famous—and infamous—friends; and Friends Through Thick & Thin and, and Joy Mackenzie.

Sue and her husband, Wayne, live in Nashville, Tennessee. They have two grown daughters, Dana and Melinda, a delightful son-in-law Barry, and a pampered fluffy gray cat who insisted his picture be included on her greeting cards and journal. Five more children's books are in production.


Candid Conversations with Connie is the first audio book released by the Adventures in Odyssey team. It is only available as a download (no CD version). You can also purchase the audio book version.

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