Today we’re shining our As The Eraser Burns spotlight on Children’s Book Author & Illustrator Susan Stockdale!
Susan is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s picture books that celebrate the natural world. She grew up in Miami, Florida, and spent part of her childhood in Ireland; both places inspired her love of nature and its bright colors. She creates her images in acrylic paint on paper. Having worked as a textile designer for the clothing industry, it is instinctive for her to find patterns in everything she paints.
Her 2011 book, Bring On the Birds, won a Parents’ Choice Award and has been nominated as an ALA Notable Children’s Book.
A coloring book called Susan Stockdale’s Birds will be published by Pomegranate Publishers in 2012, followed by a picture book about striped animals called Stripes of all Types from Peachtree Publishers in 2013. To learn more, visit her website at www.susanstockdale.com.