A Miracle Book

September 13, 2020

Last week I fell in love with Sophie Blackall’s new book. Watch my raves below, see some of the amazing illustrations and the awe it can inspire.         You, too, can own Sophie Blackall’s new book by read more »

FLYLEAF BOOKS!! Four Fun and Fundraising Flyleaf Programs for Community

September 12, 2020

Hello all,       Here are links to the  wonderful Flyleaf community efforts for fun and fundraising:   I attended one of the best book launches ever virtually at Flyleaf for Kristen Rademacher’s memoir of grief and hope,  From read more »

Only 57 hours left on our Kickstarter for Lenna’sGift

March 20, 2020

Hello all, For a year I have been working with Mariposas, a vibrant community of Latinx youth and their families!  We’ve written an allegorical story about a river who wants to be big and strong. After flooding, Moon boasts about read more »

Audio Aids

Hello all, You know I’m dependent on audio books…they have provided me with stories that comfort and allow escape. Those two factors are certainly in need of these days. Sharing stories has always aided people enduring famines and illnesses.   read more »

New Years, New Kinds of Reviews!

February 2, 2020


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 »