Susan is a writer and a poet. She started writing about the adventures of Bernadette and her friends for her own children. She has written five books of poetry and most recently, a novel, The Violin Lover (2006), which The National Post named one of the best books of the year. It also won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction. The Lunch Bunch books are her first books for children. Susan lives in Toronto with her husband, two children, one guinea pig, and one dog.