National bestselling author Suzanne Selfors visited Bonny Slope on October 10, 2018. Suzanne is best known for her Imaginary Veterinary Series, Wedgie & Gizmo Series, Ever After High School Stories and many other books. She has published over 30 books in multiple languages around the world.
Suzanne gave three enjoyable presentations to all grade levels teaching students about what life is like for an author, how she develops ideas for her books, what is involved in writing books, and the process of getting a book published. Kids learned that even before they can write, they are creating stories through pictures they draw. She also showed kids some of her books that have been translated into other languages and published in foreign countries (Hebrew, German, French, UK, etc.) and how publishers change titles and sometimes hire different illustrators to change covers to reflect cultural appeal.
Each presentation she involved students in the process of creating ideas for stories and brought props and costumes to add a bit of fun! Kids had fun dressing up as Sugar Fairies and characters, Ben and Pearl, from her Imaginary Veterinary Series.