About the Author
Susanne has worked with Waterstones, children’s magazine Kaleidoscope and independently to provide book readings and workshops throughout the year and is the author of best selling The Donkey’s First Christmas. She has worked in publishing since leaving Copenhagen in 2006 and now lives on the Wirral with her husband and two boys of 15 and 12. She holds an honours degree in English Lit, Sports Science and Art, an MA in Children’s Illustration and is a qualified child educator (pedagog).
As well as continuing to create content for video productions, Susanne is currently working on her own apps for children: Freaky Facts Of The Solar System, Guess Zoo and on the rest of the children’s picture book Unlikely Heroes series.
Susanne’s passion to communicate potentially difficult subject matters and concepts in a way children can relate to and therefore become excited about is one of the main driving forces behind her work.
“Children enjoyed the hands-on workshop. The puppets and drama activities helped bring the stories to life.”
“The children loved it! Understanding the storywriting process, thinking about each step and planning as a storyboard has greatly impacted them.”
“The sessions were very engaging. I asked the children what they liked best, and ‘saving the animals’, ‘stroking the animals’ and ‘holding the animals’ were some of the responses.”
“The children really enjoyed the workshop – even children that would not normally participate joined in and had fun creating their own story.”
“A very interactive session where the children could explore drama, improvisation and how to explore their ideas when writing a story.”
“Thanks so much for today. All staff said the workshops were brilliant and that the children really enjoyed them.”
“The workshops have inspired the children to write and create their own stories – to see a love for reading instilled in the children has been fantastic.”
“There was excellent questioning about the books and a good level of encouragement for those children struggling to answer.”
“Some of the children have even been writing their own books this week so you have inspired them!”
“There were a lot of activities and that everyone was included in the tasks. Susanne inspired me.”
“liked the workshop because it was very inspiring about space”
“I liked that we were doing maths while having fun.”
“I learned that it took 560 of us to fill the tallest building in the world. It was amazing.”
“The kids really enjoyed the Earth and Beyond workshops, many thanks once again.”
“Thanks for all your input. The children really enjoyed it – we were delighted!”
“A lovely afternoon. The children really enjoyed Susanne’s visit and were very inspired by her story.”
“The children were especially inspired through writing, drawing, acting and through Susanne divulging her methods and tips. Very informative and enjoyable.”
“Susanne had all children, from Nursery to Year 6, captured this morning. They really enjoyed learning about the creative process on getting a book published and the platforms to get an idea made.”
“All the children and staff commented about how much they enjoyed Susanne’s visit.”
“Fantastic insight into how stories are created. The workshops allowed the children to think on their feet and show them they can be creative.”