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SUSAN SUSSMAN began her writing career freelancing articles, features, and columns for Chicago newspapers and national publications. She gradually shifted to books and currently writes books of fiction and non-fiction for all ages. Her adult best-seller THE DIETER was selected as the first hard-cover ever published by Pocket Books. Her classic children's book THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A CHANUKAH BUSH, SANDY GOLDSTEIN won numerous awards. Sussman won an EMMY for her film adaptation of CHANUKAH BUSH. Twenty-six books later, Sussman has published both fiction and non-fiction for ages pre-school through adult.

Sussman's works have been translated into many languages. Her children's book The BEEKEEPER'S MYSTERY (Albert Whitman & Company) was released, October 2021 and THE MYSTERY OF THE SECRET CODE wiill be released in 2023. Her one-act play celebrating MARIO LANZA'S life was produced in London, March-May 2022. She is currently working on two adult novels as well as a book about a middle school girl from the 83rd moon of Jupiter (non-fiction), and a small boy who discovers a strange creature on his remote south sea island.

Sussman now lives in Miami where she (unsuccessfully) battles iguanas for dominance of her garden.



Miami Iced
The Dieter
Audition for Murder
Cruising for Murder
Time Off From Good Behavior
There's No Such Thing as a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein
Lies People Believe About Animals
Hanukkah: Eight Lights Around the World
Casey the Nomad
Hippo Thunder




Sweet Talk

Night After Night

Just Friends

Don't Say Goodbye