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Sue Stauffacher (1961-) Biography - Personal, Addresses, Career, Writings, Work in Progress, Sidelights

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Born 1961, in Pontiac, MI; Education: Earned M.F.A. (creative writing).


Agent—Wendy Schmalz, Wendy Schmalz Agency, Box 831, Hudson, New York, NY 12534.


Author, journalist, and college instructor. Presenter at workshops; literacy advocate and consultant; has served as an artist-in-residence.


S'gana, the Black Whale, Alaska Northwest Books (Anchorage, AK), 1992.

Sue Stauffacher

The Angel, and Other Stories, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (Grand Rapids, MI), 2002.

Donuthead, Alfred A. Knopf (New York, NY), 2003.

Harry Sue, Alfred A. Knopf (New York, NY), 2005.

Also author of "Wireman" comic-book series, High-Quality Literary Comicx, 2005. Contributor of book reviews to periodicals.

Work in Progress

Two novels; two biographical storybooks, one about Bessie Smith, for Putnam, 2006, and one about Althea Gibson, for Alfred A Knopf, 2007.


Sue Stauffacher told Something about the Author: "I have devoted my career to cultivating a passion for reading in children from vastly different backgrounds. In a nutshell, my most recent writing focuses on funny books about serious topics. I divide my time between writing and helping professionals—librarians, teachers, and concerned community members—encourage and strengthen literacy and critical-thinking skills, and compassionate action in children."

Biographical and Critical Sources


Sue Stauffacher Web site, http://www.suestauffacher.com/ (October 21, 2004).

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over 1 year ago

Since March is set aside to study about women, I have chosen to read with my students about your life. I find your life extremely interesting, since I took write, but teach 7th grade SDC.
Thank you for all you do to help our students read.
Kathy Leon
Shadow Hills Middle School
Palmdale, CA 93552