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 Kline at emmkline@

Book orders for author appearances receive a 40% discount when purchased through Penguin Young Readers Group.  Contact Lizzie Goodell, Publicity Assistant at Viking Penguin Young Readers (212) 414-3634 or email:

AUTHOR VISITS      2017 - 2018

September 29, 2017 Willington, CT Center School

October 4-5, 2017 Dover, MA Chickering School

October 6, 2017 Wellesley,  MA Schofield Elementary

October 10, 2017 Natick, MA Brown Elementary

October 19, 2017 Manhasset, NY Shelter Rock and Munsey Park Schools

October 23-24, 2017 Sudbury, MA Nixon School

October 26, 2017 Concord, MA Willard School

November 8, 2017 Newton, MA Angier School

November 15,2017 Coventry,  CT GHR Literacy Night, 6pm - 7pm

November 17, 2017 Plainville, CT Wheeler School

November 21, 2017 Mahopac, NY Fulmar Road School

November 27, 2017 West Suffield, CT Spaulding School

November 30, 2017 Natick, MA Ben Hem Elementary

December 5, 2017 Natick, MA Lilja Elementary

December 14, 2017 Sudbury, MA Haynes School

January 16, 2018 Selden, NY New Lane School

January 19, 2018 Wellesley, MA Upham Elementary

February 5, 2018 Hawthorne, NY Hawthorne Elementary

February 22, 2018 Woodbridge, CT Beecher Rd School

February 27, 2018 Jericho, NY Cantiague School

March 1, 2018 Avon, CT Reggio Magnet School

March 2-3, 2018 Ft. Myers, FL Southwest Florida Reading Festival
March 5, 2018 Newton, MA Solomon Schechter Day School

March 8, 2018 Hillsborough, NJ Woods Road School

March 9, 2018 Hillsborough, NJ Triangle School

March 12, 2018 Ossining, NY Brookside Elementary

March 13, 2018 Chelmsford, MA Center School

March 14, 2018 Chappaqua, NY West Orchard School

March 15, 2018 Sherborn, MA Pine Hill School

March 19, 2018 Skillman, NJ Village Elementary

March 22, 2018 Hewlett, NY Hewlett Elementary

March 23, 2018 Franklin, MA Helen Keller School

March 28, 2018 Coventry, CT Coventry Grammar School
April 9, 2018 Wellesley, MA Hardy School

April 24-25, 2018 Massapequa, NY Unqua School

April 26, 2018 Mahopac, NY Lakeview Elementary
April 27,2018 Glastonbury, CT Nayaug Elementary

April 30, May 1, 2018

Brookfield, CT

Huckleberry Hill

May 10, 2018 South Windsor, CT

Pleasant Valley Elementary

May 15, 2018

Medfield, MA

Wheelock School

May 21, 2018

Haverhill, MA

Silver Hill Horace Charter School

May 23, 2018

Brooklyn, CT



May 24, 2018

Plainville, CT

Valley View School

May 31, 2018

White Plains,  NY

George Washington  School

What Schools Say About Suzy:

"Suzy Kline's visits to our school are the best.  We have been lucky enough to have her come here for at least the past 7 years.  She is engaging, entertaining and very informative.  She takes the students on a 'behind the scenes look at how her books are created'.   Suzy teaches the children hows to be writers and the importance of writing.  Suzy has a natural way of engaging the students in the writing process.  After her visit all students have a thirst for writing and can't wait to get started.     -Andrea Jones,  Grade 2 teacher,  Fulmar Road School,  Mahopac, NY

"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."
- 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

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