A lifelong reader, Anastasia Suen wrote her first book at age eleven and she hasn’t stopped reading or writing since. The author of 275 books for children, teens, and adults, she has written board books, picture books, beginning readers, chapter books, middle grade, young adult, and professional books for adults, including dozens of books ghostwritten for Big 5 publishers and independents. Her fascination with books led to a career in education where she taught kindergarten to college and worked as children’s literature consultant writing and editing books and curriculum. Suen blogs about new books and mentors children’s book writers at ASuen.com.
Anastasia Suen develops books, novelties, kits, and curriculum for the education market (schools and libraries), the mass market (retail and mail-order), and the trade market (bookstores).
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Name: Anastasia Suen
How do you say her name: a-nuh-STAY-zhuh SOON
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Birth Date: Please note: Although this is a frequently asked question, Anastasia Suen stopped sharing her birth date after an identity theft incident.
Childhood homes: California and Florida
Current home: California
Ideas: Ideas are everywhere: home, school, books, magazines, newspapers, the internet and TV! There is always something interesting to explore.
Childhood writing: A lifelong reader, Anastasia Suen wrote her first book at age eleven and she hasn’t stopped reading or writing since.
Author Books: Anastasia Suen wrote hundreds of manuscripts before she sold her first three books in 1996. She has written 275 books (fiction and nonfiction in poetry and prose) for children, teens, and adults.
Awards: Best Girl Reader (second grade), New York Times Best Illustrated Book (Window Music), Nick Jr. Best Book (Toddler Two Dos años), Science Books and Films Best Books 2006 (Wild Animals series), Smithsonian Notable Book (Baby Born), Time Magazine Best Book (Window Music).
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