Chitwood, Suzanne Tanner 1958-

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CHITWOOD, Suzanne Tanner 1958-


Born October 13, 1958, in Spartanburg, SC; daughter of Simpson Bobo (a clothing manufacturer) and Suzanne Dawson Tanner; married Edmund Madison Chitwood (a medical doctor) May, 1989; children: Dawson Lee. Education: University of North Carolina, B.A., 1980; Tulane University, M.F.A., 1988.


Home VA. Agent c/o Pippin Properties Inc., 155 East 38th Street, Ste. 2H, New York, NY 10016.


Artist, author, and illustrator, 1998. Formerly worked at Christie's Auction House, Los Angeles; art teacher in Pensacola, FL, elementary schools, at University of West Florida, and in Charlottesville, VA.


Wake up, Big Barn!, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2002.

(Illustrator) John Archambault, Boom Chicka Rock, Philomel Books (New York, NY), 2004.

Work in Progress

Another children's book, Here Comes High Tide.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Booklist, February 1, 2002, Ilene Cooper, review of Wake up, Big Barn!, p. 945.

Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2002, review of Wake up, Big Barn!, p. 408.

Publishers Weekly, April 1, 2002, review of Wake up, Big Barn!, p. 82.

School Library Journal, April, 2002, Lee Bock, review of Wake up, Big Barn!, p. 101.


Pippin Properties, Inc. Web site, (March 19, 2005), "Suzanne Tanner Chitwood."*