"Susan Lindsley writes in the tradition of the South's best: Caldwell, O'Conner, McCullers and Bragg."
Peggy Mercer, Georgia Author of the Year 2011
"...musical prose that feels as if the stories of her characters are being whispered in your ear...a voice reminiscent of Eudora Welty."
CD Mitchell, Award winning author of Alligator Stew and God's
In writing a poem one day, I could not think of a word to rhyme with
lace. I searched my mind, and I searched rhyming dictionaries. Place,
grace, race, and a few other words came to mind, but none
had the three-beat rhythm I also needed. "Yesterplace" popped into
my mind and I fell in love with the word. It became the theme of the
The word enthralls, satisfies emotional needs in poetry, and conjures
up many distant images of both joy and sorrow.
My first definition was "anywhere you have ever been, either emotionally
or physically, that calls you back."
I submitted Yesterplace to the Oxford English Dictionary as a new word,
but when they refused to enter it because the only information I could
provide was my own usage, I decided to get it more widely used.
I began with making it my trademark and continued by writing the novel When Darkness Fell on Yesterplace, and the memoir Yesterplace.
Perhaps you will use Yesterplace in both your writing and conversations
and we can get it into the next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary..