Suzanne is the award-winning author of more than 100 children's books,

an adoptive mother, and a mechanical engineer who used to work on rockets.

Her passion for science appears in many of her books. She also enjoys writing about inspiring figures from her hometown of Chicago. When she's not writing, you may find her researching a new book idea, bicycling, or visiting a school near you! 

What's New?


*Releases Nov. 10, 2020

*Discover how high school players from Chicago started a team that barnstormed across America and became ambassadors of goodwill around the world!



*School Library Journal 


*Book Trailer

*The Creation of EXQUISITE 

*Author/Illustrator Book Reading 


*2020 Outstanding Science Trade Books

*2020 NSTA Best STEM Books list 


*Windy City Live Author Interview

*NPR Illustrator Interview

*Story Time From Space video 

  Astronaut Anne McClain reading 

  Astronaut Annie

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