New Years, New Kinds of Reviews!

February 2, 2020

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Lucy Knisley’s Perfect Book for New Families

December 22, 2019

  This is a perfect book to give new families. Order your copy by clicking on the IndieBound link below:   Gotta minute? That’s only my “longer” take on this book lasts!


Illustrated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

December 20, 2019

Want your child to have this book too? You can send it from Indiebound by just clicking on the image below!


Holiday Experience

December 13, 2019

Christmas forgiveness requested as I continue my video trial and error. This is so much harder than I thought.  You’ll find links to these marvelous little kits above and you can instantly order from Indie Books!   Happy holidays, Susie


These are the best books of 2019 for kids and young adult readers

November 17, 2019

published in the News and Observer, NOVEMBER 16, 2019 https://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/books/article237263074.html These links support both me, Indy Bookstores and you in getting great books into the hands of children This year’s books seem to reflect the changes in our world. Talented read more »


2019 Wilde Awards for Longer Books

November 15, 2019

In my 23rd year of writing the Wilde Awards The News and Observer, bound by space requirements, has requested 5 best books in different categories.  One thing I’ve always loved about the Wilde Awards is that I have been able to read more »


2019’s Annual Wilde Awards for Best Picture Books

In my 23rd year of writing the Wilde Awards The News and Observer, bound by space requirements, has requested 5 best books in different categories.  One thing I’ve always loved about the Wilde Awards is that I have been able read more »


Wilde Awards Live at Flyleaf Monday at 7:00–One Fox

Come to the Wilde Awards Live at Flyleaf, Monday, November 18th, 7:00! Here’s a sneak preview! I’m trying a new format–video blog. Please let me know what you think!


New Excitement: Birth of 2 Fabulous Websites

October 24, 2019

It’s been forever since writing but I am propelled by new and exciting news of dear friends’ whose creative work I’ve witnessed in the making! For five or six years, I sat next to Kristen Rademacher on a couch in read more »


Interview with Elizabeth Acevedo

July 30, 2019

Such a joy to interview one of your writing heroines…and Elizabeth Acevedo was so approachable and lovely.  I interviewed her for the June/July 2019 issue of Audiofile   Last year Elizabeth Acevedo’s novel THE POET X garnered, among other awards, read more »