A writer of copious amounts of words (just because if they didn’t come out, she’s sure her head would explode), Sue-Ellen writes everything from picture books to young adult fantasies to heart-warming romances. A best-selling, internationally published author, she gets a real thrill out of not being able to read a story she’s written when it’s translated to another language.
Sue-Ellen was writing stories before she could actually write, reading the scribbles out to her parents, but has definitely progressed from this early start! An eternal optimist, she enjoys making things difficult for her protagonists, but loves a satisfying ending.
She enjoys running workshops on writing and all things authory at schools and conferences and sometimes surprises herself with how much she now enjoys public speaking.
In her other life, she lives in Central Queensland with her family, a bordoodle called Bella and a snake called Slide. A full-time social worker and brain nerd, she counsels children to adults, and enjoys the balance created by disappearing into a good story at the end of the day (either her own or someone else’s). She loves quirky shoes, dark chocolate and a good tea.
Sue-Ellen’s middle-grade book, full of fantasy, magic and mystery, will be published by Hawkeye Books in mid 2024. A fact she’s very excited about!