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Susan Green


Susan has had eleven books for children and young people published since 1987, ranging from picture storybooks and teenage romances to the popular Verity Sparks mysteries. She’s passionate about the pleasure and fun to be had from reading…and the way you can learn about other people, times and places without even knowing that’s what you’re doing.

Where were you born?

I was born and grew up in Chelsea, Victoria. Our back gate opened onto the beach.

What other jobs have you had?

I’ve been a dishwasher, primary teacher, radio producer, youth worker, education officer, childcare centre cook, creative writing teacher and bookseller.

What themes are recurring in your work?

Friendship and belonging; finding your gift; the transformative power of education.

What have been the highlights of your career?

Winning an Age Short Story award; having The Truth About Verity Sparks become an Honour Book in the 2012 CBCA Awards; meeting young readers who’ve loved my books.

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