ABOUT SUZANNE MORRIS

  • Sue Morris (me) is a retired social worker who worked with children. Currently, I review children’s book at Kid Lit Reviews and have for the past 8 years (5 at KLR). I also review children’s books for the New York Journal of Books and IndieBrag. Am a member of the National Book Critic’s Circle. 

    I love reviewing kids books but would like to write my own. I’ve taken several writing courses most notably at the Institute of Children’s Literature. Working on a middle grade novel and tossing about ideas for a picture books.

    When not writing, I enjoy my three pets (2 spoiled cats–one who thinks he is a dog–and 1 grumpy rescue dog), and help at a local dog rescue. I like taking photographs, once actually making a living as a photographer. You’ll rarely see me in front of a camera, making photo requests quite difficult.
    Doodling is a fun activity, but I need some work. A long-standing goal is to learn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator, though I have no desire to illustrate books. I image you need to be a good artist to do this and I am not a good artist, just a “fun artist.”. 
    I love puzzles–Sudoku, Logic, Cryptic, Anagrams–and would love to learn how to develop puzzles for kids. 
    My second Twitter is for KLR:  @kidlitreviews1

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Currently, as an aspiring author, I am working on ideas for picture books and am writing a middle grade novel. I’ve certainly read enough books to get an idea of what works, but have not been able to attend any conferences due to location. I am hoping to make the ALA conference in Columbus, Ohio this year.