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Susanna is married to Gary Golio, author of picture books on Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Their daughter Laurel Golio is a photographer and co-founder of the LGBT project We Are the Youth.

Ink Think Tank

Susanna is a member of INK Think Tank, a group of top children's nonfiction authors.

Useful Sites for Authors, Illustrators, and Children's Book Lovers

American Library Association. Find out which books have won ALA awards, including the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, Sibert, Pura Belpre, Coretta Scott King, and see lists of Notable Children's Books, Best Books for Young Adults, and more.

The Author's Guild provides legal services to authors, offers workshops on topics like book promotion and contracts, and advocates for author's rights.

Book Trailers. Stevie Rosenfeld makes book trailers and photo essays about authors.

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, a book review journal.

Children's Book Council, a nonprofit trade association of children's book publishers. Supports literacy and sponsors the annual observance of National Children's Book Week and Young People's Poetry Week.

Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Horn Book Magazine. Includes Boston Globe Horn Book Award winners.

Indiebound. Try this site when you want to purchase books from an independent bookstore near you.

International Board on Books for Young People, a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people who are committed to bringing books and children together. Aims to promote international understanding through children's books; to give children everywhere the opportunity to have access to books with high literary and artistic standards; to encourage the publication and distribution of quality children's books, especially in developing countries; to provide support and training for those involved with children and children's literature; to stimulate research and scholarly works in the field of children's literature.

JSA Kids Marketing. Children's Book Publicity and Marketing.

National Coalition Against Censorship. The NCAC defends free expression and opposes censorship in all its forms.

National Council of Teachers of English. Includes a list of winners of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children.

Edward Necarsulmer IV, my agent at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner.

New York Library Association. Every state has a library association. This one's mine.

PEN. From 2009-2015 Susanna was a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Children's and Young Adult Book Committee of PEN American Center, an association of writers working to advance literature, defend free expression, and foster international literary fellowship.

Publishers Weekly. Read reviews, or sign up to receive the free, weekly e-mail newsletter, Children's Bookshelf. Click on Newsletters/Subscribe.

Raab Associates. Children's book publicity and marketing.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. The first place to go if you're interested in writing or illustrating children's books.

The Brown Bookshelf. Dedicated to raising awareness of African American children's book authors and illustrators.

The Purple Crayon. A website run by editor and author Harold Underdown. Up-to-date, useful information about children's book publishing.

We Need Diverse Books. A grassroots organization of children's book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people. WNDB recognizes all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.


Children's and YA literature blogs
There are hundreds of children's and YA literature blogs. Here are some that I follow.


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