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), hometown Chicago heroes (Gwendolyn Brooks, Jane Addams, Harlem Globetrotters), and more. 

Dear Wonderful Educators: You are my heroes! I applaud your herculean efforts during this difficult time. As a small thank you, I made a few videos

you may share with your class whenever you wish! 

What's New?


*Released November 2020

*Junior Library Guild Selection

*High-Flying Book Trailer


*Researching the Globetrotters

*10 Surprising Globetrotter Facts!


*Horn Book Starred Review

*School Library Journal Starred Review

*SLJ Best Books 2020

*Parent's Magazine: Best Books 2020

*Book Trailer

*The Creation of EXQUISITE 

*Author/Illustrator Book Reading 

What?! A woman discovered
the first human coronavirus?

*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

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra & 
Grammy winner, Kurt Elling present

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