About Me

Hi! I’m Suzy Levinson, your friendly neighborhood children’s author and poet. I grew up in Massachusetts, where I spent most of my time reading, dreaming, and making up weird stories on long, boring car rides. These days . . . well, I haven’t changed much! I still love to get lost in a good story.

My poems have been featured in numerous anthologies, journals, and children’s magazines (including HighlightsCricket, the Caterpillar, and the School Magazine). My debut picture book, Animals in Pants, is illustrated by Kristen and Kevin Howdeshell and published by Cameron Kids.

When I’m not writing (or reading!), I enjoy going on pretty walks, taking pictures, watching movies, and sliding around my apartment in socks, singing whatever ridiculous songs pop into my head. I live in New York with my husband and most excellent cat.

WILDLY THRILLING FACTS ABOUT ME

  • Milkshakes are my favorite food AND drink.
  • In the fifth grade, I wrote a story set in the future about a giant duck with superpowers, and I REALLY wish I could find it because it was awesome.
  • Before I was a writer, I was an actor! My favorite part about both writing and acting is imagining something from a character’s point of view and finding their voice.
  • I’m the world’s most useless psychic. I’ll think of random things and mention them right before they happen . . . but they’re totally meaningless so no one cares.
  • I was once a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Apparently, I didn’t want to be a millionaire enough. I did okay, though!
  • My cat, Fizzy, is named after Fizzgig, a character in the movie The Dark Crystal. You see the resemblance, right?
  • When I was a kid, my favorite writers were James Marshall, Richard Scarry, Beverly Cleary, E. B. White, and Shel Silverstein. Now that I’m an adult . . . they’re still kind of my favorites.

    Young me! Writing, I think!

  • I like: crisp autumn days, every single animal, making kids laugh, sunsets, evergreen trees, British TV shows, going on cool trips, coming home from cool trips.
  • I don’t like: guacamole, math.

MY AGENT

I’m represented by the fabulous Rachel Orr at Prospect Agency.

PRESS KIT

For my bio and headshots, please check out this Press Kit!

SUZY NEWS

Click here to see my announcement in Publisher’s Weekly!

CALLING ALL RHYMERS!

Have you written a children’s poem or rhyming picture book manuscript that could use a fresh set of eyes? Well, you’re in luck—I offer professional critiques with a specific focus on rhyme and meter, including line-edit suggestions and a full scan.

Interested in a critique? Contact me for details!

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