susan vanhecke

I write books for adults and young people, and I'm so glad you're here! Relax, look around, make yourself at home. When I'm not writing my own books, I ghostwrite, coauthor, edit, and proofread other people's projects.  Be sure to check out my blog, and don't forget to drop me a line. I'd love to hear from you!

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  don't miss!

Under the Freedom Tree 2014 Junior Library Guild Selection! Taut free verse tells how the brave contraband slaves of the Civil War launched the beginning of slavery's end.

out now!

Raggin' Jazzin Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers ALA Notable Children's Book! Meet the innovators of American musical history, from Fender and Moog to Steinway and Zildjian!

what's new

"Probably the best book on rock & roll ever published."  That's what Barnes & Noble CEO Steve Riggio said of Roadwork: Rock & Roll Turned Inside Out (Hal Leonard/Omnibus UK) photographer Tom Wright's memoir that I co-wrote.  Some pretty heady praise—I'm still trying to wrap my brain around it!  More news....

coming soon!                       Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist               

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