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Suzanne will be scheduling events again in 2024 when her novel, RATTY, is published.


Her school visits are not listed here since they are not open to the public. If you'd like to inquire about or schedule a school visit, please go to her school visit page.


Young Author Conference 2019

March 26, 27, 28

Skagit Valley College, WA

Suzanne is the featured author at this year's Young Author Conference and will be speaking to students from grades 2nd - 8th. 

Independent Bookstore Day 2019

Saturday, May 27th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo, WA

Suzanne  and historical fiction writer, Megan Chance, will be acting as booksellers on this day that celebrates independent bookstores. Come in and visit with them, buy books and help support a wonderful community business. 

Seattle Children's Book Festival

Saturday, Sept 28th, 2019

Greenwood Elementary, Seattle

This is a brand new festival! More information soon...

Bookstore Visit in Castlerock, WA

March 2, 2018

The Vault Books and Brew

5:30 pm

Suzanne will make her first visit to this independent bookstore located in Castlerock, WA. She'll give the audience a sneak peek at Wedgie & Gizmo vs. The Toof and her next middle grade, Wish Upon a Sleepover.

Events 2018

Texas Library Conference

April 2-5, 2018

Dallas, TX

Tuesday, April 3rd - 1:30-5pm Texas Bluebonnet Event

Wednesday, April 4th - 4-5pm, Signing Wedgie & Gizmo in Aisle #9

Thursday, April 5th - 10:45-11:45am, Signing at Mackin Booth #1319

                                     1:45pm Bluebonnet Awards

Bookstore Visit with Lynn Brunelle

April 29th, 1pm

Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo

Lynn and Suzanne have new books. Come and help them celebrate. There will be trivia prizes

and goodies too!

Summer Bookfest

June 2, 2018 Noon -2:00pm

Eagle Harbor Books, Bainbridge Island, WA


It's our 4th annual summer literary festival. 18 authors! Signed books, literary conversation

and summer treats! Seattle7Writers is teaming up with a great independent bookstore and a wonderful nonprofit (Bainbridge Schools Foundation). Hope to see you there.

WordsWest Kids Night

June 20, 2018 6-8pm

Join Suzanne and Dana Simpson (Phoebe and her Unicorn) for this fun night of stories.

West Seattle

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Sept 9, 2018 6:30pm

Eagle Harbor Books, Bainbridge WA

It's Suzanne's birthday and her book birthday! Come celebrate. Wear your pajamas, slippers and get ready for an in-store scavenger hunt, stories and birthday cake. With special guest, George Shannon.

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Island Books Event

Sept. 16, 2018 5:30pm

Island Books, Mercer Island, WA

Suzanne and Kevan Atteberry are celebrate their new books. Wear your pajamas and slippers and get ready for some fun.

Pacific NW Booksellers Association

Sept. 28th, 2018 6:30 to :30

Tacoma, WA

Suzanne is a keynote speaker at the "Dinner at the Kid's Table" event.  

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Queen Anne Book Event

Oct. 7th, 2018 5:30PM

Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle WA

Join Suzanne and Jennifer Mann as they celebrate their new books. Wear your pajamas and slippers and get ready for some fun. 

Castlerock Book Event

Oct. 9th, 2018  6:30PM

Vault Books and Brew, Castlerock, WA

Suzanne and illustrator, Lisa Mundorff, will celebrate their new books for kids. It's another pajama party, with treats and prizes, too. Hope to see you at this lovely independent bookstore. 

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Beaverton Book Event

Oct. 11th, 2018 7PM

Powell's Cedar Hills Crossing Bookstore, Beaverton, OR

Join Suzanne and Dana Simpson as they team up again for a fun-filled event.

Award Ceremony

Nov. 7th, 2018 

Albany, NY

Wedgie and Gizmo won the 13th annual denise McCoy Legacy Award for humorous children's literature, selected by the Albany Public Library and the 15-Love Program, founded by Arthur Ashe. 

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WA State Book Awards

Oct. 13th, 2018 7pm

Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle

Wedgie & Gizmo is a finalist in the Middle Grade Category. This is a free event with a reception following. Come and meet all the finalists!

Holiday Bookfest

Nov. 17th, 2018 3-5pm

Phinney Neighborhood Center, Seattle WA

Suzanne and her fellow Seattle 7 Writers once again gather at this lovely community center to meet readers, talk books, and raise money for literacy causes. Live music, readings and goodies, too. Perfect time to get signed books for the holidays. 

Events 2017

Writer's Roundtable Discussion
Children's Literature: The Inside Story

January 26, 2017

Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network


Suzanne will join authors Jennifer Longo and George Shannon for a discussion about writing for the children's market. This roundtable is free and open to the public. To register, please visit the BARN site here.

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February 26th,2017


Whatcom Middle School

Bellingham, WA


This event is FREE and open to teachers, librarians, readers and anyone who wants to spend the day talking about literature for kids. Suzanne and some of her writer friends (Sara Nickerson, George Shannon and Jennifer Mann) are looking forward to this fun event.

To register click here .

The Inside Story

May 9, 2017

7:00 pm

University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NW, Seattle, WA

Librarians, teachers and readers, this is your chance to hear 24 local kids' authors talk about their new books. Organized by the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, this bi-annual event is always great fun. Books for sale and book signing to follow the event.

LAUNCH PARTY FOR Spirit Riding Free: The Adventure Begins

May 13, 2017


Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo

Time to celebrate Suzanne's new book at one of her favorite bookstores. This novel is the companion to the new DreamWorks Netflix series, Spirit Riding Free. Treats, prizes and book signing. 

Adventure Awaits: New books for young readers.

May 25, 2017


Village Books, Bellingham WA


Suzanne will be joined by authors Garth Stein and Kevin Emerson to celebrate the release of their new books for kids. Treats, prizes and book signing.



Summer Book Festival

June 3, 2017

noon to 2pm

Eagle Harbor Bookstore

Bainbridge Island, WA

20 authors from the Seattle 7 Writer's Group will gather to sign books and help you pick out some great reading material for the summer. Suzanne will be signing copies of her new book, Spirit Riding Free. This event raises money for... 

Adventure Awaits: New books for young readers.

June 11, 2017

3 pm

Queen Anne Book Company

Seattle, WA

Come celebrate the release of three new books by Suzanne, Kevin Emerson and Jennifer Bradbury. From the Wild West, to colorful India, to the deserts of Mars, there is an adventure awaiting! 

PNW Booksellers Association Conference

Oct 7-9, 2017

Portland, OR

Stay tuned...

Writing the Middle Grade Novel.

Tuesday, Oct. 17 - Nov. 7, 2017

6:45 - 9pm


Bainbridge Island, WA

Suzanne is teaching a class for writers age 16 and older. Beginners welcome! To register please visit the BARN page here.

United States Board on Books for Young People

Friday, Oct 20


University of Washington

Theme for this biennial conferences is "Radical Change Beyond Borers: the Transforming Power of Children's Literature in the Digital Age." Visit for more info.

PEO (Philanthropic Educational Org) Book Event

November 11th

Seattle First Baptist Church


The PEO is an international org. that sponsors women with college scholarships. This is a fundraising event for a Seattle chapter (DO). Suzanne and author, Bharti Kirchner, will be the guest speakers.

8th Annual Seattle7 Writers Holiday Bookfest

Saturday, Nov 18, 2017


Phinney Neighborhood Center, Seattle WA

Stay tuned...

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