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Tasha Vanasse


Dan Santat

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Kate deVeaux

About Suzanne


Suzanne is a national best-selling author who lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest where rain falls like music and slugs frolic beneath ferns. She has a husband who works as a pilot, two grown-up kids, a rescue cat who was found living in a hole in a wall, and a nutty corgi  named Fiona.

Suzanne attended Bennington College, and graduated from Occidental College, Cum Laude and with Honors, earning a BA in Theatre/Film Studies. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of WA with an MA in Communications.

She has worked as a sales assistant at a television station, as a marketing director at a nonprofit, as a children's photographer, a retail sales clerk, and an organic flower grower. She wrote her first children's book in 2005, To Catch a Mermaid, which was published in 2007. As of this update, she has written over 30 books for young readers.

Suzanne sits on the Board of Directors for the and is a founding member of the Women's Giving Circle of the Kitsap Pennisula. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She loves partner dancing (Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing and Salsa are her favorite dances) and she can often be found on her boat, The Flying Fish.

In Feb, 2020, she became the owner of Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo, WA. 


Here are some other handy facts:

Her favorite literary agent is Michael Bourret at Dystel and Goderich Literary Management.

Her favorite food is chocolate, which she eats every day.

Her favorite picture book is Harry the Dirty Dog.

For a list of Suzanne's awards, state lists, or other such stuff, or if you need to WRITE A BOOK REPORT, here is a link that will supply you with all that information.

For an interview conducted by the University of Washington, click this link!

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