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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).

Check out the official book trailer for Books for Me! here:

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.

The Hug Book, my newest Little Golden Book (Random House Children's Books) illustrated by Anne Kennedy, is now available!

Hugs are special. Hugs are free. Will you share a hug with me?
This sweet Little Golden Book features loving families and friends hugging for so many wonderful reasons! There are hello hugs, good-bye hugs, Mommy hugs, Daddy hugs, and welcome-home hugs—just to name a few! Available now everywhere books are sold. Hug it out!

The Hug Book official book trailer...enjoy!


(I'm Gonna Stick My) Head into the Sand by Sue Fliess
sung to the tune of Winter Wonderland

My hands wring, at revision.
I don’t see my editor’s vision.
My story is slight,
A total rewrite.
I’m gonna stick my head into the sand.

Deadlines loom, I am sweating.
All my skills, I’m forgetting.
My ending is weak,
My characters, bleak.
Nothing’s turning out as I had planned.

In the margins I can see her edits.
Things like “Done before” and “Too cliché.”
She says “Can you fix this?”
I say, “All right.”
And then I cry into my Cabernet.

Gone away is my sanity.
Every thought is profanity.
My cheeks are all flushed.
My ego is crushed.
I’m gonna stick my head into the sand.

In the margins I can see her edits.
Things like “Done before” and “Too cliché.”
She says “Can you fix this?”
I say, “All right.”
And then I polish off the Cabernet.

I request an extension
So I can give the story tension.
But panic sets in.
My plot is too thin.
I’m gonna stick my head into the sand.

Welcome and thanks for stopping by my website. Feel free to click around...maybe you'll find something you like!

This is where you can learn a little more about me and the books I've published and ones that will be out soon. You can also buy my books here--just click on the covers. If you'd like to schedule me for a book signing, school or library visit, receive book announcements, or just say hi, please send me an email.

Check out articles I’ve written, my corporate writing experience, or see where I'll be doing author events. And I invite you to watch my book trailers if you're not familiar with my books. Please pour yourself a coffee, or glass of wine, depending on the time of day--or apple juice, depending on your age--and stay awhile. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!

How to Be a Superhero is zooming through bookstores everywhere!

Watch the official book trailer:

KA-POW! Here's a mighty new Little Golden Book about a boy superhero!

A boy asks Captain Mighty what it takes to become a hero. There's a costume to choose and a power to develop. But most of all, it takes smarts and heart! It's not long before the boy defeats the local villain, Turbo Troll, and earns his new name: the Silver Cyclone! This rollicking read-aloud will be a hit with kids and grown-ups alike!
With heroic illustrations by Nikki Dyson

autographed book plates

If you'd like an autographed bookplate, just send me a message through my Facebook author page,​Sue.Fliess.Author or send me an email. 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

There are so many kinds of hugs! Find them all here.
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.
Hippo and Dad go to the library to choose books!
5-Minute Disney Palace Pets Stories
A family goes to an animal shelter to adopt a pet.
A budding ballerina makes her dance debut
Look at cars in a whole new way!
Find out how to find your very own fairy friend
Bella is ready for a baby sister but to her surprise, it's a boy!
A day in the life of a small show dog has its ups and downs.