Meet the Author Susan T. Davis
Children’s books author Susan T. Davis writes fiction for young readers.
I wrote my first story for children when I was in tenth grade. From that time on, I always wanted to write but for me that was not easy. Life’s adventures got in the way.
Professionally, I became a high school Foreign Language Teacher, a profession I pursued for over twenty-five years.
In 1989, an ice skating accident left me unable to participate in my former activities. I reinvented myself and became a writer and artist in my free time.
My daughter suggested that I write for children and the old spark ignited. How did I learn the craft? She handed me an advertisement for the Institute for Children’s Literature, I took the first course, and by the end, I had an article accepted for publication.
In addition to courses at the Institute, I attend many workshops and conferences. At one of these workshops I was asked to join a critique group. I have been meeting with this group monthly for many years. We call our group, Wish Upon a Word.
June 2008 SCBWI Conference, Poughkeepsie, NY (author in black jacket)
Critique groups are an invaluable resource for support, guidance, and friendship. Since I retired and moved away from them, I attend the meetings via technology.
I live in the Hudson Valley near my daughter and her family. I spend my time volunteering at the local hospital and at my grandchildren’s school. In the summer, I give historical tours at the Van Wyck Homestead and Museum in Fishkill, NY. The Fishkill Historical Society operates this site.
My hobbies are sewing, scrap booking, learning Italian and piano. Of course I spend much of my time writing and painting.