In her native Maryland, Susan was an elementary school teacher and advertising copywriter--until the Walt Disney Company brought her to Burbank to create classroom materials for their Disney Schoolhouse line. After several years at Disney, Susan created one of the most successful children's workbook series ever: The Gifted and Talented Workbooks. These were groundbreaking because they were the first to present critical and creative thinking skills in a format accessible to very young children. Eventually Susan went on to write scripts for the Disney Channel, winning a WGA award for Outstanding Children's Script and an Emmy nomination. Susan worked with Shelley Duvall on a Showtime series, "Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle." Susan is especially proud of the many scripts she wrote for the highly honored "Madeline" animated series, for which she won a Parents Choice Award. Most recently Susan is busy writing for Disney Press. She is author of over 50 books that complement the Playhouse Disney line-up of shows, such as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny and Little Einsteins.