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 24-25, 2016 Sudbury, MA Nixon School
November 3, 2016 Newton, MA Solomon Schechter School
November 18, 2016 Newton, MA Angiers School
November 30, 2016 Newton, MA Countryside School and Burr Elementary
January 24, 2017
Chelmsford, MA Center School
February 28, 2017 Cantiague, NY Cantiague School
March 1-2, 2017 West Hempstead, NY West Hempstead School
March 7, 2017 Sherborn, MA Pine Hill School
March 14, 2017 Montgomery Township, NJ Montgomery Elementary Schools
March 26, 2017 Westchester, NY 4th Annual Writers Workshop
April 3, 2017 Millbury, MA Elwood Street School
April 11, 2017 Medford, MA Wheelock School
April 25-26, 2017 Massapequa, NY Unqua Elementary
May 9, 2017 Concord, MA Willard 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