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.


  • 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.


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


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


Click here to see my book announcement in Publishers Weekly!

Click here to see Tammi Sauer’s list of 23 PBs coming out in ’23 (including Animals in Pants)!

Click here for some Storystorm inspiration with Tara Lazar and Picture Book Junction!

Click here to check out Sylvia Vardell’s 2023 Sneak Peek List (including Animals in Pants)!

Click here to read this awesome review of Animals in Pants in Kirkus!

Click here to learn about debut groups with Susanna Leonard Hill and Picture Book Junction!

Click here to explore a writer’s journey with Vivian Kirkfield and Picture Book Junction!


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.

Interested in a critique?

Contact me for details!