Susan Lubner

Children's Book Author


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New Books Coming in 2023 & 2024!


Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl
Running Press Kids/Hachette Books
ISBN-10: 0762465026
ISBN-13: 978-0762465026

Lizzy’s struggles to adjust when events don’t go according to plan are easily relatable in this coming-of-age journey that celebrates embracing the messiness of real life.


 . .delightful details create a similar air to recent quirky classics such as Sheila Turnage’s Three Times Lucky.


. . .Lizzy's search for signs may be something anxious kids relate to and will hopefully inspire them to reach out to those around them.  A good conversation starter for discussions on emotional and mental wellness.


Upside of Ordinary

The Upside of Ordinary

Holiday House

ISBN-10: 0823424170

ISBN-13: 978-0823424177

E-book available!

A Horse's Tale

A Horse’s Tale: A Colonial Williamsburg Adventure

Illustrated by Margie Moore

Abrams Books for Young Readers

ISBN-10: 0810994909

ISBN-13: 978-0810994904

Ruthie Bon Bair

Ruthie Bon Bair: Do Not Go To Bed With Wringing Wet Hair

Illustrated by Bruce Whatley

Abrams Books for Young Readers

ISBN-10: 0810954702

ISBN-13: 978-0810954700

Noises at Night

Noises at Night

Co-Writer Beth Raisner Glass

Illustrated by Bruce Whatley

Abrams Books for Young Readers

ISBN-10: 0810957507

ISBN-13: 978-0810957503



Susan Lubner

I grew up in the snowy city of Bangor Maine. When I wasn’t building award-worthy snow forts and making snow angels, I spent a lot of time reading. I also liked writing poems and stories. I wrote my very first picture book, Fredfoot the Frog, in second grade. Although it did not get published, I did receive a “great job” sticker from my teacher.

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I like:


writing (of course!)




My first published children's story appeared in Spider Magazine. It's called "Not-So-Ordinary Cows". Since then I have published three picture books and two middle grade novels including Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl (Running Press Kids/Hachette, 2018). My work has also been published in Highlights Magazine. 

I live in Massachusetts with my husband David and a giant poodle named Bailey. We have two grown-up daughters who don't live at home anymore but come to visit when they can. My dog Bailey keeps me company when I write but sometimes barks if too much time passes and he's not getting enough attention. Here he is dressed up as a cat in a sweater for Halloween. It's an homage to my novel Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl. If you want to know why that is, you will have to read the book to find out!

I don't like:


traffic jams



I also like:

the color blue

friends & family

running with my dog

weeding the garden


More Fun Facts

  • ​Sushi, pizza, chocolate & salads are my favorite foods

  • I sing quite badly to my dog

  • I get lost very easily

  • I really wish I could spot an owl

  • I'm terrible at remembering birthdays & names

  • I'm really good at word puzzles

  • I can't stand the sound of someone eating an apple

  • I love spending time on the water on Cape Cod

  • I was an extra in the movie School Ties

  • My favorite place I've visited is South Africa

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Using writing tools including dialogue, action verbs and our five senses students will learn to add punch and excitement to their writing. Pulling ideas from my “think outside the box” box the students participate in a fun and interactive “show don’t tell” writing exercise. 


Using  a variety of story prompts, students will create the beginning paragraph or chapter of their own story.


Where do my ideas come from?  How do I find inspiration?  Drafting, character building, setting & revision will also be discussed.

Author Visit

$125 / 45 minute session 

(max 4 sessions per day)

NOTE:  All Author visits include a reading Q & A

Travel fees may apply


Meet the Author ~ FREE 20 min Q & A

For classrooms that are reading or have read Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl



No upcoming events at the moment


For any media inquiries, please contact agent Linda P. Epstein:

Emerald City Literary Agency

2522 N. Proctor St.

Ste. 359

Tacoma, Washington 98406  |  linda@emeraldcityliterary.com

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