ABOUT SUE FLIESS

  • Sue Fliess is a freelance writer and children’s book author of over 20 picture books for kids, including the bestselling Little Golden Book, Robots, Robots Everywhere! Her articles and essays have appeared in O the Oprah Magazine (and included in O’s Little Book of Happiness), Huffington Post, Writer’s
    Digest, Bay Area Parent Magazine, Education.com, and more. Some of her past copywriting or marketing consulting clients
    include eBay, Redbeacon.com, Hotel Tonight, and Tiny
    Treks.

    She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, two sons, and a Lab named Charlie.
    In her not-so-spare time she loves to travel with her family, read, and sing. She is an experienced conference speaker and
    school presenter and is available for both.

    Awards and Acknowledgements:

    • We Wish for a Monster Christmas, mentioned in The New York Times
    • The Bug Book was selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for 2017
    • A Fairy Friend awarded Best in Rhyme of 2016 (top 20) (Angie Karcher blog)
    • From Here to There named to Imagination Soup's Best Picture Books of 2016 list.

    • Books for Me! was a finalist for the CLEL Bell Picture Book Award.
    • Tons of Trucks named to Imagination Soup's Best Picture Books of 2012 list.
    • In 2007 and 2008 Fliess received honors from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Barbara Karlin Grant for two of her manuscripts--both of which went on to sell. (Shoes for Me! and Tons of Trucks)
    • Her first book, Shoes for Me! was a finalist for the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award.
    • A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me! was named best gluten-free book of 2015 by the Gluten-free Buyers Guide.

    Sue's books (available now):
    Shoes for Me! (Marshall Cavendish)
    A Dress for Me! (Marshall Cavendish)
    Tons of Trucks (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
    Robots, Robots Everywhere! (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me! (Albert Whitman & Co.)
    How to Be a Pirate (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    Let's Build! (Two Lions)
    How to Be a Superhero (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    Books for Me! (Two Lions)
    The Hug Book (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    Disney Princess Palace Pets 5 Minute Stories (Disney Press)
    O's Little Book of Happiness (Macmillan/Flatiron Books)
    We're Getting a Pet (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    I'm a Ballerina (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    Bella's New Baby (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    The Bug Book (Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin)
    Calling All Cars (Sourcebooks)
    A Fairy Friend (Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt)
    Puppy Princess (Random House/Little Golden Books)
    Goblin Hood (Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin)
    From Here to There (Albert Whitman & Co.)
    How to Trap a Leprechaun (Sky Pony Press)
    Race! (little bee books)
    We Wish For a Monster Christmas (Sterling)

    Forthcoming books:

    Mary Had a Little Lab (Albert Whitman & Co., March 1, 2018)
    How to Be a Princess (Random House/Little Golden Books, May 2018)
    Haunted Halloween (Cartwheel/Scholastic June, 2018)
    Mrs. Claus Takes the Reins (Two Lions, Sept, 2018)
    Ninja Camp (Running Press Kids, 2019)
    Still, The Earth Gives More (Albert Whitman & Co., 2019)

ARTIST STATEMENT


PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
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    I Want More Books (song parody about books)

    (Article)


    https://youtu.be/dRcejM3HSyg

    2017

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    I Will Revise, a song parody of I Will Survive


    https://youtu.be/Jt6IXCfN0PI

    2016

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    Ordinary Moments That Will Change the Way You View the World (and Yourself)

    (Article)


    O the Oprah Magazine http://www.oprah.com/spirit/How-to-Make-Every-Moment-Matter-Sue-Fliess

    2014

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    Saving the Rejects: Lessons in perseverance can come in unexpected packages

    (Article)


    Writer's Digest, http://bit.ly/HXm35X

    2011

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    The Year of the No: One woman's journey to the dark side of yes

    (Article)


    Huffington Post, http://huff.to/18jnaIA

    2013

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    Hallelujah Parody, a song parody where I sing about the path to publication


    https://youtu.be/kVOa0WExGBk

    2015

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    Stories, a song parody of Lorde's Royals


    http://youtu.be/OPCPJ_zJadE

    2014

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    Books (When It's Done), a song parody of Cups (When I'm Gone) by Anna Kendrick


    http://youtu.be/pkV3awc5JDk

    2013