Susan Hughes

Susan Hughes

Author
Toronto, ON
Biography

Susan Hughes is an award-winning writer of more than 30 children's books, including picture books, chapter books, young adult novels, non-fiction for all ages, and even a graphic non-fiction book. Her upcoming picture books are WHAT HAPPENS NEXT (Owlkids, March 2018) and WALKING IN THE CITY WITH JANE: A STORY OF JANE JACOBS (Kids Can, April 2018). 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 offers a critique, editing and story coaching service to writers of all ranges and abilities. 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 was a children's literature columnist for Open Book Toronto from 2013-2017.