Bloom, Suzanne

Living in the middle of nowhere but only a jet ride away from Ireland or China means i can be both worldly and a stick in the mud. Travel is inspiring but so is a trip to the grocery store. My art school days at Cooper Union equipped me well for becoming an illustrator and author. Raising two sons was a different sort of education and now two baby grands have filled up my cre- ative bucket with motivation and delight. I’m twenty books in and ready to create more, keeping in mind this assessment from a third grader in Texas: “Ma’am, you were born to draw.”

Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor ALA Honor
Texas 2×2 (twice)
PA One Book
For Every Young Child (twice)
I JUST LIKE YOU has been nomi- nated for the 2019-2020 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award.

3 Fun Facts

1. Gray skies, blueberry pies and picture books are a few of my favorite things.
2. If they gave awards for procrastination I’d get first prize – or maybe last. How does that work?
3. A rambunctious book fest followed by some quiet studio time is my idea of balance. Also pie and coffee.