Suzy Kline

About the Author

Suzy Kline was an elementary school teacher for 25 years and most of her books are based on the experiences she had while teaching. Now, more than 24 years after writing her first book, Suzy has traveled all over the United States helping children learn how to enjoy reading and writing.

Suzy's Childhood

 Suzy was born in Berkeley, California. She always loved to write. Her favorite subject in school was creative writing, when she was allowed to choose a topic. She never got the highest marks.  Her teacher always gave her "S+"'s for "satisfactory" because she made  spelling mistakes.

How Suzy & Rufus Kline Met

Suzy and Rufus have been married for more than 40 years. They met in California, which is the state they both grew up in. Suzy grew up in Berkeley and Rufus in Sacramento. They met at the University of California at Davis, and continued dating when Suzy transferred to Columbia University and finally the University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated with a degree in European History.


Suzy and Rufus got married and lived in a variety of different places, including Canada, before settling into Connecticut, the state they continue to call home. Suzy taught in 5th and 6th grades at Shannon Elementary School in Richmond, California for three years, and 2nd and 3rd grades at Southwest Elementary School in Torrington, Connecticut, for 24 years before retiring in June 2000. She now enjoys writing full-time and visiting schools and libraries.

Suzy and Rufus have two daughters named Jennifer and Emily. Emily resides in Connecticut with her husband and their daughters Mikenna and Saylor in addition to their new son Holden. Jennifer lives in New Hampshire with her husband Matt and their son Jake and daughter Gabby. Suzy and Rufus enjoy attending UConn™ football and  basketball games.