Sue Fliess

Sue Fliess is the award-winning, bestselling author of Robots, Robots Everywhere!, How to Trap a Leprechaun, Mary Had a Little Lab, Ninja Camp, Mrs. Claus Takes the Reins, and dozens more. Although she loves big thunderstorms with lightning, her very favorite kind of light is an ocean sunset. Sue lives with her family in Northern Virginia.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Sometimes there was a good reason to break the rules. Even in the library.”—Library Lion

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Judy Blume, Katherine Applegate, Kevin Henkes

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I love writing and hoped to be able to fill kids with a sense of wonder.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Keep at it. No one is an overnight success.