Thoughts & Perceptions

2022 Wilde Award Winners

December 8, 2022

Award Winners for Babies and Toddlers . Most engaging board book Books Most Likely to Get You Baby Kisses   Best Hug Compendium Ever     Best book for texture-singing combo   Jolliest character return for babies     Best read more »

Pandemic Relief: Part 2

November 3, 2020

We recently returned from a looooong drive to Green Bay, Wisconsin. Green Bay is not just the center of Covid, but home of my daughter, son-in-law and Baby Natalie.  When we last saw Natalie, she couldn’t crawl. Now she’s running. read more »

Changing my possum position? New writer and new picture book deal with anxiety

September 25, 2020

I have had two wonderful fictional encounters of the possum variety in the past month that have me re-thinking my position on possums. One of my newer writers is penning an adorable book about Little Possum who wants to be 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


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

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

November 15, 2019

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!