My nonfiction picture book UP! HOW FAMILIES AROUND THE WORLD CARRY THEIR LITTLE ONES (OwlKids Books) is now available. And if you'd like a sneak peek before you purchase it, you can read it on NetGalley: http://bit.ly/2jDZEl6.
I enjoyed meeting Ontario teachers and librarians at the Ontario Library Association conference in Toronto on February 2, 2017. Ashley Barron and I signed and gave away copies of our new picture book UP! How Families Around the World Carry Their Little Ones (Owlkids, spring 2017).
I've been receiving some wonderful letters from readers recently. (Did I mention how much I love receiving mail??) They are posted below so be sure to check them out.
I write, edit, and story coach!
Please enjoy exploring my website and feel free to contact me with any writing questions or work inquiries. I am happy to discuss providing you with a manuscript critiques or developmental edit. I will also consider writing commissions.
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“Susan is really amazing at proving in-depth manuscript comments of criticism, explanations, and suggestions, as well as a summary of the overall critique. A lot of editors do that combination, but Susan is really helpful because her summary notes are not just about the manuscript at hand, they are also about story in general and the kid reader market. In addition, as an ability-based press, some editors won't touch a diversity manuscript because they are scared, but Susan is great because she knows how to edit and look at the story at hand -- not the disability of the character -- as the story (unless of course, that is the story)."
- Luda Gogolushko, owner and publisher of Includas Publishing (www.includas.com), a press that brings diversity to readers; Temecula, California, US
"Susan Hughes has critiqued three of my picture book stories in the past year. With her comments in mind, I did my revisions and sold all three! Susan's insightful comments help bring a project closer to acceptance. In the competitive world of children's book publishing, one needs such incisive assistance."
- Monica Kulling, author of many picture books, such as Spic-and-Span: Lillian Galbrieth's Wonder Kitchen (Tundra) and Mister Dash and the Cupcake Calamity (Tundra); Toronto, Canada