Susan Hughes

Susan Hughes has loved writing stories ever since she can remember. When she was young, she and four friends formed a writing club so they could share their stories and poems—and she also read every book she could get her hands on, especially books about dogs and horses! 

Later, while studying English literature at the University of Toronto, Susan worked as a writer-researcher at a local children's publishing house. This wonderful experience inspired her to become a freelance editor and writer, while also pursuing her own story ideas. 

Today Susan is an award-winning author of more than thirty children's books, including picture books, chapter books, middle-grade novels, YA novels, and nonfiction books for all ages. She is a freelance editor and writer who works with educational and trade publishers to develop and edit books for children, as well as writing commissioned articles, stories, and nonfiction books. She offers manuscript critiques, edits, and story coaching to private clients. She also writes a blog about children's literature for Open Book Toronto.

 Susan has hosted a global bookmark exchange, juried several children’s writing competitions, and mentored authors in Liberia and Sierra Leone for the non-profit organization CODE. She runs regularly and visits her public library at least once a week. 

Susan lives with her family in Toronto, Ontario, in a house with a red door. She enjoys receiving and replying to letters, emails, and tweets from her readers, young or old. 

Annick Press books
by Susan Hughes