Her many careers have included guiding tourists, professional nappy-changing, teaching small people how many beans make five and taller people how to interrogate the beans from a post-structuralist perspective – but she always wanted to be a writer. Her first book, Whump! in which Bill falls 632 miles down a manhole, won the BBC Talent Children’s fiction prize, and was published in 2004. She writes the Pea’s Book and Secrets series for 8-12s, and contemporary standalone teen/YA fiction.
Susie lives in Oxford, England in an international boarding school, sharing her home with 13 teenage girls. They love Deliveroo and long showers. When not writing, she can also be found skating for Oxford Roller Derby as Susie Wan Kenobi.
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Susie is represented by Caroline Walsh at David Higham Associates.