Suzy Kline


Suzy shares her writing experiences in a fun, interactive presentation. She brings props from her popular Horrible Harry series, including the original stub pencil and light bulb necklace. She shows how the  "seeds" of her stories come from everyday life. Students also participate in a Reader's Theater.

Scroll down to the bottom to see what other schools say about Suzy

Suzy also offers Writer's Workshops.

For fees and other questions involving scheduling, please contact Emily Hurtuk at emmkline@

For schools interested in ordering books, please visit this link:



Sept. 16, 2013 Willington, CT Center School
Sept. 20, 2013 Torrington, CT WOW Forum Warner Theater
October 1-2, 2013 Long Valley, NJ Old Farmers Road School
Oct. 3, 2013 Manhasset, NY Shelter Rock and Munsey Park Schools
Oct. 7, 2013 Weehawken, NJ Woodrow Wilson School
Oct. 9, 2013 Thomaston, CT Black Rock School
Oct. 10, 2013 Concord, MA Willard School
Oct. 18-19, 2013 Lexington, KY Kentucky Reading Association
Oct. 23-24, 2013 Dover, MA Chickering School
Oct. 25, 2013 Weston, MA Country School
Nov. 12-13, 2013 Newton, MA Burr School
Nov. 18-19, 2013 Sudbury, MA Nixon School
Nov. 21, 2013 Newton, MA Ward School and Cabot School
Nov. 23, 2013 Enfield, CT

Book Store Visit: Tell Me A Story,

76 Paloma Drive

Dec. 3, 2013 Hewlett, NY Hewlett School
Dec. 4-5, 2013 Unqua, NY Unqua School
Dec. 11, 2013 Woodbury, NY Walt Whitman School
January 10, 2014 Oceanside, NY
Oaks School #3
January 14, 2014 Natick, MA Memorial School
Jan, 16, 2014 Newton, MA Horace Mann School
Jan. 21-23, 2014 Bernardsville, NJ Bedwell School
Jan. 30, 2014 Natick, MA Ben Hem School and Lilja School
Feb. 5, 2014 Enfield, CT Hazardville Memorial
Feb. 12, 2014 Wakefield, MA Greenwood School
Feb. 26, 2014 Newton, MA Bowen School
Feb. 27, 2014 Hillsborough, NJ Amsterdam School
Feb. 28, 2014 Randolph, NJ Center Grove School
March 4, 2014 Sherborn, MA Pine Hill School
March 6, 2014 East Hartford, CT Silver Lane School
March 7, 2014 Franklin, MA Helen Keller School
March 12, 2014 Woodbridge, CT Beecher Road School
March 15, 2014 Terryville, CT

W Central Connecticut Reads Program

2-4 pm Terryville Public Library

March 19, 2014 Great Neck, NY Lakeville School
March 20, 2014 Woodbury, CT Walt Whitman School
March 24, 2014 Newton, MA Solomon Schechter and Mason Rice Schools
Mar. 25, 2014 Cantiague, NY Cantiague School
Mar. 26, 2014 Ossining, NY Brookside School
Mar. 27, 2014 Rocky Hill, CT West Hill School
Mar. 28, 2014 Weston, MA Woodland School
April 1, 2014 Wellesley, MA Hardy School
April 7, 2014 Trumbull, CT Middlebrook School
April 8, 2014 Trumbull, CT Booth Hill School
April 10, 2014 Chappaqua, NY Roaring Brook School
April 15, 2014 Upton, MA Memorial Elementary School
April 22, 2014 Bellrose Queens, NY

Castlewood School

**Authors for Earth Day

April 25, 2014 Union School Unionville, CT
May 21, 2014 Medfield, MA Wheelock School

What Schools Say About Suzy:

We only ask back the folks who get A+++ ratings from the teachers.  "Suzy Kline was one of the best presenters we have had", "Every aspect of the program was fabulous", and "Great interaction with kids.  Attention grabber.  Fabulous connection to curriculum".  --Judy Shulz, Grade 3 Curriculum Coordinator, Chickering School, Dover, MA
"Suzy Kline was an amazing author visit.   Students and staff were both mesmerized by all the materials she brought to share.  Teachers especially were thrilled with how she showed the students how the simplest object could be a spark for a story, and her books continue to fly off the shelf long after her visit!  I highly recommend inviting her to your school!"    -  Carl Harvey, School Librarian, North Elementary, Noblesville, Indiana

"The Wheelock School in Medfield, Massachusetts is completely hooked on Suzy Kline. She has been visiting our third graders for the past five years and her presentations are absolutely unbeatable.  While always fun and entertaining, the real essence of her talk is to inspire young writers and she never fails in that regard.  Kids can’t wait to put pencil to paper.  Our students voluntarily accept the challenge of reading all of the Horrible Harry titles before her visit and then just can’t wait for her arrival.  We cannot imagine a Wheelock Reads Week, (our author celebration) without Suzy Kline!" --Susan Pope, Wheelock School Library, Medfield, MA

 "At Booth Hill School in Trumbull, CT , we have had the pleasure of having Suzy Kline speak to our 2nd graders for five years.  The students and teachers read Suzy’s books before she comes to visit.  They so excited to hear where and how Suzy gets her ideas for her stories.  The students also love acting out her play.  Her visit encourages the students to continue reading her books as well as others.  I hope to have Suzy Kline come for many, many years in the future to talk and visit with our students."  --Reenie Demkiw, Booth Hill School, Trumbull, CT


"Suzy Kline presents a wonderful and dynamic program about the writing process.  The children enjoyed hearing about how Ms. Kline utilizes a "story seed" to write each of her books, and loved to hear stories about the "pencil stub" which inspired Horrible Harry in Room 2B and the "human wall" in Horrible Harry and the Mud Gremlins.  Julia, a second grade student at Hewlett Elementary School, said that she "loved being able to meet the famous author of one of her favorite books!"  --Shari Braverman and Patricia Scherzinger, Hewlett School, Hewlett, NY


"Suzy is the BEST and every child in the world should experience a Suzy Kline visit!!"  -- Carol Somers, Smithville School, Smithville, NJ

To schedule an author's visit, contact Emily at