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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!

Follow a budding ballerina through ballet class, then home to get ready for the recital, to her big debut on stage in this dancing story told in playful rhyme that will have you pirouetting before it's through. A Little Golden Book (Random House), illustrated by Joey Chou.

I'm a Ballerina! is the #1 book in children's dance books on Amazon right now! Woohoo!

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We're Getting a Pet! is here too!

A young boy’s family is ready for a pet. But what kind of pet should they get? In this lively read-aloud, a trip to a rescue shelter leads to just the right kind of pet for the whole family. It’s an older dog who’s already trained. . . and ready to be a best friend. Illustrated by Jana Christy.

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Books for Me!, illustrated by Mike Laughead, is here!

Hippo and Dad make a trip to the library for a new book to read! There are stories about knights, pirates, bears and more. But there are so many great books--how will she choose just one? Maybe she doesn't have to...Books for Me! is the third in the Shoes for Me! series, and is published by Two Lions (Amazon Children's Publishing).

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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!),​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.

My Books

A family goes to an animal shelter to adopt a pet.
A budding ballerina makes her dance debut
Hippo and Dad go to the library to choose books!
There are so many kinds of hugs! Find them all here.
5-Minute Disney Palace Pets Stories
inspiring articles from esteemed writers
A child learns how to be a superhero from Captain Mighty himself!
Dad and son build something special in the backyard.
A landlubber earns his sea legs upon a pirate ship.
Learn about the robots that are all around us.
The birthday girl and her Mom bake a gluten-free cake
An interactive, touch-and-move book of trucks
School is starting and Hippo gets to choose a new dress.
Hippo's feet have grown so she gets to choose a new pair of shoes.
Bella is ready for a baby sister but to her surprise, it's a boy!
Look at cars in a whole new way!
Find out how to find your very own fairy friend
A day in the life of a small show dog has its ups and downs.