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About Susan:

Susan Koehler is a veteran educator, a lifetime literary enthusiast, and the author of several books for kids and teachers. Dahlia in Bloom, her first novel for young readers was named among the Best Books of 2019 by Kirkus Reviews, and Nobody Kills Uncle Buster and Gets Away With It, a fast-paced contemporary mystery, was the Florida Writers Association 2022 Children's Book of the Year. When she's not reading, writing, or talking about reading and writing, you can find Susan savoring precious moments with her adventurous husband, her five very busy children, and her two adorable grandchildren.

Susan's two YA books, Cursed and Innocent Blood, were released spring 2023 by Lerner Publishing' Darby Creek imprint. Appropriate for ages 11 and up, these paranormal tales are set in Foggy Creek, Texas, where mysterious events have coincided with the appearance of sinkholes.

Available now! Charlie's Song, a middle-grade sequel to Dahlia in Bloom, was launched at Midtown Reader on May 6 at 4:00 PM with live music and lots of literary fun! Along with the release of the book, the recording of "Charlie's Song," (lyrics by Susan Koehler; music by W. Heath Fowler; performed by W. Heath Fowler) is now available on multiple streaming outlets!

About Education:

Susan is also an educational consultant who specializes in the teaching of reading and writing. Over the course of 36 years, she taught all grades from kindergarten through middle school and served as a reading coach and an adjunct professor. She has traveled across the country providing professional development and is the author of four professional books for teachers and five nonfiction books for children. Susan was the 2004 Leon County Teacher of the Year and the 2005 recipient of Florida's Mary Brogan Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Upcoming Events:
April 15, 2023, "So Many Animals! A Children's Book of Poetry" book launch, Midtown Reader, Tallahassee, FL
May 6, 2023, Book launch for Charlie's Song at Midtown Reader, Tallahassee, FL

May 12, 2023, Island City Young Authors Conference, Cedar Creek, FL
May 16, 2023, Author Visit, Mrs. McGrotha's class, Conley Elementary, Tallahassee, FL
June 21, 2023, Glazer & Lorton Writing Institute, Miami, FL

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