The Author

Sue Stauffacher

Sue Stauffacher is a prolific and passionate writer whose work has covered every genre in children’s literature, from picture books and independent readers, to literary and graphic novels. Her books have earned starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and the Bulletin. She has been honored and/or her books have been recognized for distinction by the N.A.A.C.P, American Library Association, the Women’s National Book Association, Borders Bookstores, the Library of Michigan and the New York Public Library. Popular as well as critically acclaimed, Sue’s work has been chosen for several state and county reading awards.

Born in Pontiac, Michigan, Sue earned her B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and her master of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Sue is a frequent visitor to schools as a speaker and literacy consultant, drawing on two decades of experience as a journalist, educator and program administrator. For the last 19 years, home has been Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she lives with her husband, Roger (a fellow roadie), and youngest son, Walter.

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