Susan Hughes

Susan Hughes

Toronto, ON

Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Literature, Non-fiction (Winner, 2011)


Early chapter books, Graphic Novels, Junior fiction (Ages 8-12), Intermediate Fiction (Ages 10-14), Non-fiction, Picture books, Young adult (YA) Fiction (Ages 12 and up)


Susan Hughes is an award-winning writer of more than 25 children's books, including picture books, chapter books, young adult novels, non-fiction for all ages, and even a graphic non-fiction book.  Her books have received multiple nominations for the Forest of Reading awards, the TD Children's Literature Awards, and the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Literature. She was thrilled when her non-fiction book CASE CLOSED?: 9 MYSTERIES UNLOCKED BY MODERN SCIENCE won the 2011 Norma Fleck Award.

Susan helps other writers revise and tweak their own manuscripts, and she is a story coach for several clients. She is also a freelance editor who works with educational publishers to develop student books on topics from geography and history to science and Aboriginal studies for a wide range of grade levels. She was a Writer-in-Residence for the Toronto District School Board from 2012-2013, and she is a columnist who writes a blog about children's literature for Open Book Toronto.