For several years Sue has been writing short stories for her website, www.grammysbookshelf.com. Many of them were written for specific holidays, explaining their meaning in simple enough terms for young children to understand. Some are just for fun, mostly using animals to tell the story. Several of these stories have not previously been published and appear here for the first time. On her website the stories are illustrated with clip art and animations. Because the stories that appear are not archived so they can be read again at a later date, Sue decided to publish them with all new illustrations for each story. “Grammy” loves kids and while she uses animals for many of her characters, she uses the names and characteristics of her grandchildren for many of those animals.
Sue grew up in the small towns and farms of Northwestern New Jersey. Most of the stories she has written are drawn from life experiences, both her own and also her grandchildren. Having lived on a small farm for several years she was able to observe both wild and tame animals and used those observations as the basis for many of her stories. Her first stories were told to her children and later were put to paper. Many of those stories have been on her website for kids, www.grammysbookshelf.com Sue writes both for children and for adults. She has published two adult novels, Aunt Daisy Knows and Feathers In the Blood. A children’s book, Carrot Walnut Pie, has also been published. All are available from Author House. About the illustrator – Regina Y. Rispoli My husband, children, and grandchildren are my first loves. A very close second are dancing and painting. I started to draw and paint as a very young girl. It is the best form of peace and relaxation for me. The opportunity to illustrate a book is a dream come true. You can e-mail me at CREATEtheIMAGES@yahoo.com. I would love to hear from you.