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A one-page overview on me and my books and how to get in touch.
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Welcome to my website--I'm so glad you're here! Feel free to look around the place and check out my books and other writing. If you are interested in having me visit your school or speak at an event, please see the tab for teachers/schools. Thanks!
Check out my newest writing parody of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. From the first word you write, through the rejections, getting an agent, selling a book and the pressure to stay current. It's all here in a humorous song parody that writers--and likely anyone in the arts--can relate to.
I'm a Ballerina! is here!
I'm a Ballerina! is the #1 book in children's dance books on Amazon right now! Woohoo!
Check out the official trailer for I'm a Ballerina now:
We're Getting a Pet! is here too!
Watch the official We're Getting a Pet! trailer:
Books for Me!, illustrated by Mike Laughead, is here!
Publishers Weekly review of Books for Me!
"The exuberant hippo from Shoes for Me! and A Dress for Me! reveals that her interests extend beyond fashion as she delivers a rousing tribute to the many types of books available at the library. “Books on jungles, lion kings,/ monsters, creatures, wild things,” reads Fliess’s unflaggingly upbeat verse as Laughead shows a Sendakian monster peering out from a book, one of several literary references in his vivid mixed-media artwork."
School Library Journal
In the third story in this picture book series (Shoes for Me!, 2011 and A Dress for Me!, 2012, both Amazon), Hippo and her father visit the local library. Hippo is excited to read all the books she finds, and her imagination takes off, allowing her to enter and become part of some stories. Classic picture books, folk and fairy tales, fables, and nonfiction titles fill her arms and backpack as she leaves the library, anxious to get home and read her treasures. There are a few books her father won't let her check out—a gentle reminder that supervision is important for selecting age-appropriate books. "Books on zombies, phantom screams. Dad says, 'No, you'll have bad dreams.'" Written in rhyming couplets, the words scan well and are accompanied by detailed-filled illustrations rendered in graphite, ink, and digital media. The book covers pictured and the characters that appear in the illustrations add the element of a guessing game and heighten the entertainment.
If you'd like an autographed bookplate, just send me a message through my Facebook author page (please like it!), www.facebook.com/Sue.Fliess.Author or send me an email via the contact form on this site. I will try my best to respond in a timely manner.
Bookplates are adhesive-backed stickers that I can sign and mail to you in a regular business-size (No.10) envelope with current letter-rate postage. Putting the sticker on the title page of your book makes it an autographed copy. I can send up to 5 in one envelope.