Susan Whelan is a children’s author and freelance writer. She has a passion for connecting children and teens with great books.


As an author, Susan has a particular interest in promoting diversity in children’s literature and writing stories that encourage children to explore their world and look at everyday situations in a fresh way. She is also interested in incorporating STEM themes in narratives for children. Her favourite books are those that spark conversations. Find out more here.

don't think about purple elephants

Susan’s first picture book, Don’t Think About Purple Elephants, is illustrated by Gwynneth Jones and was published by EK Books in April 2015. The book was launched at the Newcastle Writers’ Festival Family Day on the 21st March 2015. Click on the links to read more about the launch and release of the book. Her next book, The Great Sock Secret, will be published by EK Books in October 2016.


You can find links to Susan’s other writing here and find reviews of her work here.

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