About Me

Susan Novich finds inspiration in the tiny scraps of paper that other (perhaps more sensible) people would likely throw away. An author/illustrator, Susan’s debut picture (board) book GUESS WHO IS BEHIND THE DOOR was published by Schiffer Kids in 2020. Her second book, HELLO, HANUKKAH! was published in 2021 by Kar-Ben. Susan has a B.A. from Simmons College (in conjunction with the MFA School, Boston, MA) in Communications/Graphic Design, as well as a certificate in Children’s Book Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

A member of SCBWI since 2004, Susan’s work has been sold at RISD Alumni shows and has been seen in exhibitions throughout the eastern seaboard. The mother of three grown children, Susan founded Susabean Studios in 2012, where she creates greeting cards, designs licensing for the home goods market and works with clients on custom illustration and calligraphy projects. She lives in Providence, RI with her husband, Bruce and dog, Coco, a rescued Havanese. Susan is thrilled to be represented by Anna Olswanger at Olswanger Literary.