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@

Book orders for author appearances receive a 40% discount when purchased through Penguin Young Readers Group. 1-800-733-3000, fax 1-800-659-2436

September 30, 2016 Willington, CT Center School
October 19, 2016 Manhasset, NY Shelter Rock and Munsey Park
October 13-14, 2016 Dover, MA Chickering School
October 20, 2016 Wellesley, MA Schofield Elementary
October 21, 2016 Concord, MA Willard School
October 24-25, 2016 Sudbury, MA Nixon School
November 3, 2016 Newton, MA Solomon Schechter School
November 15, 2016 Mahopac, NY Fulmar Rd School
November 18, 2016 Newton, MA Angiers School
November 30, 2016 Newton, MA Countryside School and Burr Elementary
December 1, 2016 Suffield, CT Spaulding School
January 13, 2017 Brooklyn, CT Brooklyn Elementary School
January 24, 2017
Chelmsford, MA Center School
February 7, 2016 Natick, MA Brown School
February 9, 2017 Canton, NY Lake Garda Elementary
February 15, 2017 Hewlett, NY Hewlett Elementary
February 23, 2017 Woodbridge, CT Beecher Road School
February 27, 2017 Jericho, NY Seaman Elementary
February 28, 2017 Cantiague, NY Cantiague School
March 1-2, 2017 West Hempstead, NY West Hempstead School
March 6, 2017 Natick, MA Brown Elementary
March 7, 2017 Sherborn, MA Pine Hill School
March 10, 2017 Franklin, MA Helen Keller Elementary
March 14, 2017 Montgomery Township, NJ Montgomery Elementary Schools
March 16, 2017 Ossining, NY Brookside Elementary
March 20, 2017 Chappequa, NY West Orchard Elementary
March 22, 2017 Danbury, CT Danbury Library, 4:30 pm
March 23, 2017 Mahopac, NY Lakeview Elementary
March 24, 2017 Meriden, CT Ben Franklin School
March 26, 2017 Westchester, NY 4th Annual Writers Workshop
March 27, 2017 Millbury, MA

Elwood Street School 6:00 pm

April 7, 2017 Wellesley, MA

Hardy School

April 11, 2017 Medford, MA Wheelock School
April 13, 2017 Newton, MA Bowen School
April 18, 2017 West Haven, CT Edith Mackrille School
April 25-26, 2017 Massapequa, NY Unqua Elementary
April 27, 2017 Danbury, CT Early Literacy Center
May 3, 2017 Rockland, MA Jefferson School
May 22, 2017 Andover, MA Sanborn Elementary
Jun 1, 2017 Newington, CT Anna Reynolds School
June 5, 2017 Saugus, MA Lynnhurst School
June 6, 2017 White Plains, NY George Washington School
June 7, 2017 Newtonville, MA Horace Mann School
June 9, 2017 Richmond Hill, NY PS 90 Q
August 16, 2017 Harwinton, CT Harwinton Public Library 6:30 pm
October 26, 2017
Concord, MA Willard School
Februart 27, 2018 Jericho, NY Cantiague 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