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

an adoptive mother, and a mechanical engineer who worked on rockets.

She enjoys writing about women in STEM (Anna Comstock, June Almeida, Katherine Johnson), space exploration (Countdown, Daring Dozen, Astronaut Annie), heroes from her hometown of Chicago (Gwendolyn Brooks, Jane Addams, Harlem Globetrotters), and other inspiring figures. 

What's New?


*Releases Nov. 10, 2020

*Junior Library Guild Selection!

*High-Flying Book Trailer


*Researching the Globetrotters

*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 

*Releases March 15, 2021

*Discover the incredible story of June Almeida,     who discovered the first human coronavirus,

 and how her pioneering work is helping fight   Covid-19 today!

*The author worked closely with June's daughter    on this important, inspiring book

Did you know a woman discovered the first human coronavirus?

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