About Author
Suzan Johnson
Suzan Johnson
BIOGRAPHY

Suzan Johnson is Media Specialist in an elementary school. She is a voracious reader of a variety of books. Growing up she participated in many sporting activities such as cheerleading, and softball. As a teacher, she encourages her students to do the same. Johnson currently lives in the South Florida Area.

Suzan Johnson Books

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Little Red and the Crocodile (Fractured Fairytale Book 1)by Suzan JohnsonPublish: Nov 15, 2019Series: Fractured Fairy TalesChildren's
Chloe Counting Florida by 2s
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Chloe Counting Florida by 2sby Suzan JohnsonPublish: Jan 14, 2019Series: Chloe CountingChildren's
Sofie at Bat
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Sofie at Batby Suzan JohnsonPublish: Jul 12, 2018Series: SofieChildren's
Aiden the Soccer Star!
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Aiden the Soccer Star!by Suzan JohnsonPublish: Jun 26, 2016Series: AidenChildren's
Our Military Family
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Our Military Familyby Suzan JohnsonPublish: Jul 11, 2017Children's
Nuestra Familia Militar (Spanish Edition)
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Nuestra Familia Militar (Spanish Edition)by Suzan JohnsonPublish: Jul 15, 2018Children's
Aiden, the Basketball Star!
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Aiden, the Basketball Star!by Suzan JohnsonPublish: Apr 23, 2018Series: AidenChildren's
Sofie at Dance
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Sofie at Danceby Suzan JohnsonPublish: Jul 15, 2018Series: SofieChildren's
My Heartbeats
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My Heartbeatsby Suzan JohnsonPublish: Jan 19, 2016Children's Poetry
Sofie at Bat Activity Book
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Sofie at Bat Activity Bookby Suzan JohnsonSeries: SofieChildren's
Chloe Counting Workbook
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Chloe Counting Workbookby Suzan JohnsonSeries: Chloe CountingChildren's
Diamond's Dog Day at Home: A Counting Book
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Suzan Johnson interview On 21, Jun 2019

"Suzan Johnson loved reading and books as a child. She encourages her students to get involved in sports by sharing her experiences, as well as those of others. Her first book "Sofie at Bat" teaches that family, practice, patience, and courage can lead to success. Her first book was published in 2011, but prior to that, she had written poetry and other short stories. If she was not a teacher she would be an FBI agent or Profiler. She has always been intrigued by human behavior and solving puzzles. She would advise budding writers to keep writing."
Were you a voracious reader since your childhood? At what age did you start reading books?

I loved reading and books as a child. Some of my earliest memories of reading are the tale of, Little Red Ridinghood and The Three Bears, and that was around 4 or 5 years old.

What is the most rewarding part of being a Media Specialist in an elementary school?

The most rewarding part of being a Media Specialist is seeing the enthusiasm on my student's face when the read, and connect with literacy through print and nonprint text.

What is the importance of participating in multiple sports activities? How do encourage your students to do the same?

Participating in multiples sports fosters discipline, routine, confidence, the ability to work with others. All of these traits and more help children develop life skills. I encourage my students to get involved in sports by sharing my experiences, as well as those of others. I give opportunities to read about different types of sports and athletes.

How would you describe your time at the I Love Books, signing?

I enjoyed my time at the "I Love Books" signing event. I was a great opportunity to come face-to-face with the readers. I also had a chance to meet other authors from various genres of literature, which made for a great networking environment.

What inspired you to start writing children's books? What do you want your students to learn from your books?

Although I have been writing and journaling since I was a teenager, I was inspired to write my first book by Sofia. She is my friends' daughter and I used to attend her softball games. I want my students to get whatever they need from my stories. My first book "Sofie at Bat" teaches that family, practice, patience, and courage can lead to success. Each book demonstrates various character traits.

What inspired you to write Chloe Counting Florida by 2s?

My Chloe Counting Florida book was inspired by the character, Chloe from my previous book " Sofie at Dance". Many of my readers expressed a love for her. I had been thinking of doing a counting series, and I love traveling, so they came together perfectly.

If you had not become a teacher, what would you be instead? Why?

If I were not a teacher I would be an FBI agent or Profiler. I have always been intrigued by human behavior and solving puzzles.

Which writer do you look up to and why? Which is his/her favorite book of yours?

As a child, my favorite author was Beverley Clearly. Her stories were funny and relatable. My favorite book of hers was "Ramona Quimby Age 8."

You have written about 10 books till now. When was the first time you wrote? What did you write?

My first book was published in 2011, but prior to that, I had written poetry and other short stories. I was probably around middle school or junior high age.

What do you love the most about Aiden's character in "Aiden the Soccer Star!"? Who inspired his character?

I liked that the Aiden character tried a position that he did not want to play. My cousin's son Aiden inspired the character.

Where do you get most of your plot and/or character ideas from?

My plot and ideas usually start with the characters (children of friends and families)... when they match up with an idea I have in my head.

How would you describe your writing? Do you think your writing process has changed much since your last book?

I describe my writing as storytelling. I think that my writing has been consistent throughout my books. It tells a story.

What advice do you have for any budding writers out there? What are some ways you try to keep growing as a writer?

I would advise budding writers to keep writing. Trying to grow as a writer can be difficult. I continue to read a variety of materials, travel even if it's local, these things inspire me.

What are your top five writing and marketing tips that you would share with the young writers out there?

No particular order: write regularly (set aside time to do so), share your work with friends and strangers alike, join as many social media writing/author/reading groups that you can handle, don't give up, and publish.

Lastly, could you give us a brief review of your time with AllAuthor so far? How has this website impacted you and what are some ways that it can be improved?

AllAuthor, has exposed me to more readers, and authors. I have enjoyed extra support with marketing and information. Promoting my books have been challenging due to time and financial constraints to a site like AllAuthor is an asset.

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    • AllAuthor AllAuthor 5 months ago
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    • Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
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      • Suzan Johnson Suzan Johnson 5 months ago
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      • I do this all of the time. My children's books are comprised of fictional events, as well as, tidbits of occurrences in my friends, family, and my own childhood.
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    • Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
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      • Suzan Johnson Suzan Johnson 5 months ago
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      • I would suggest that you don't stop writing, it is easy to stop but difficult to continue. As a writer, if I am having a hard time, I often times will switch what I am writing to another subject (ex: journaling), that gets me back on track.
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