Susan B. Katz

Susan B. Katz is an award-winning, bestselling, Spanish bilingual author/illustrator. She has over a dozen published titles, including The Story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Meditation Station. She is based in California.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“When you want something bad enough, all the world conspires to help you achieve it.”—Paulo Coelho

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Dr. Seuss, Markus Zusak, Rafael Lopez

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I love to rhyme and enjoy word play. I grew up writing poetry and became a teacher for 25 years, which inspired many books.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Write what you know, and what you’re passionate about. You have a story (or stories) that only you can tell.