Susan Vaught

Susan Vaught is the author of Edgar Award­–winning novel Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy. It was a Junior Library Guild Selection, a Bank Street Best Book, and The Horn Book called it “compelling, offbeat, and fearless.” Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry was called “a provocative, sensitive, and oh-so-timely read,” by Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. Susan’s many books for teens include Trigger, which received three starred reviews and was an ALA Best Books for Young Adults. She works as a neuropsychologist at a state psychiatric facility, specializing in helping people with severe and persistent mental illness, intellectual disability, and traumatic brain injury. She lives on a farm with her wife and son in rural western Kentucky.

Books by this Author

Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood's Revenge
Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will." (Charlotte Bronte)

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That's easy. Spiders. And spiders. Did I meantion spiders? SPIDERS!!! Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWpz2OYf1QU

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Well, when I'm not writing, I'm a neuropsychologist, and I love that a lot.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Popcorn!! Plain please, or buttered. No weird flavors. Fresh and oil-popped. Yes!

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'd be a parrot living free in the jungle, able to be brilliantly colorful and fly and squawk and make as much joyous noise as I want for seventy or eighty years.

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