Thursday, January 15, 2009

Introducing Suzanne Lieurance

Suzanne Lieurance is a fulltime children’s author, freelance writer, and The Working Writer’s Coach. She teaches children’s writing for the Institute of Children’s Literature based in West Redding, Connecticut, and is the founder and director of the National Writing for Children Center.

Lieurance is the author of 20 published books and has written articles for a variety of magazines, newsletters, and ezines like Family-Fun, Kansas City Weddings, Instructor Magazine, New Moon for Girls, Children’s Writer, and many others. She hosts a talk show about children’s books, called Book Bites for Kids, every weekday afternoon on
Lieurance offers a variety of coaching programs via private phone calls, teleclasses, listserv, and private email for writers who want to turn their love of writing (for children and/or adults) into a part-time or full-time career.

Her new historical novel is The Locket: Surviving the Triangle Shirtwaste Fire

Galena, an eleven-year-old Russian-Jewish immigrant, lives in New York City with her family and works at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory with her older sister Anya. The factory pays low wages and has terrible working conditions, making Anya yearn to join a union. Soon a horrible fire guts the factory leaving Galena with painful, horrific memories. Follow author Suzanne Lieurance in this dramatic historical fiction novel, as she describes how Galena uses the support of friends, family, and Jewish traditions to inspire her to fight for workers rights.

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Karen and Robyn - Writing for Children said...

Suzanne's is a true success story. I am in Suzanne's Children's Writer's Coaching Club and I can honestly say she excels at what she does.

Dianne Sagan said...

I'm so glad to get to know more about Suzanne. What an amazing and talented person you are.

I look forward to reading your novel, The Locket. It sounds like just my kind of read.

elysabeth said...

Good job introducing Suzanne. I have had one radio interview with her and am looking forward to more. She's witty and just very personable to talk to. See you all in the postings - E :)