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Susan Hood

Susan’s first picture books were published in fall 2012, but she’s not a newcomer to children’s publishing. Before launching a full-time writing career, Susan was the Children’s Content Director of Nick Jr. Magazine, where she edited original stories by the winners of the Caldecott Medal, the Coretta Scott King Book Award and the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Before that, Susan was a children’s book editor at Sesame Workshop, and a children’s magazine editor at Scholastic and Instructor Magazine for early childhood educators.


While working as an editor, Susan wrote hundreds of children’s books for ages 1-8, including board books, concept books, interactive books, nonfiction and beginning readers. She has published books with Disney, Fisher Price, Penguin Putnam, Scholastic, Sesame Workshop and Simon & Schuster, among others. In addition to writing for children, she has written for parents and early childhood educators in The New York Times, Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect, Sesame Street Parent’s Guide, Working Mother and more.


Susan lives with her family in coastal Connecticut, and enjoys spending the summer sailing with her husband along the coast of Maine.



With Dylan Teut on Mile High Reading, click here

With Alyson Beecher on Kid Lit Frenzy, click here

With James Preller's on Five Questions, click here.   

With NJ SCBWI's Kathy Temean on Writing and Illustrating, click here.

With Mr. Schu on Watch. Connect. Read. Click here.

With Stacey Shubitz on Two Writing Teachers, click here.


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