Stauffacher, Sue 1961-

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Born 1961, in Pontiac, MI; married Roger Gilles (a professor), 1985; children: Max, Walter. Education: Earned M.F.A. (creative writing).


Home 1080 Knapp St., NE, Grand Rapis, MI 49505. Agent Wendy Schmalz, Wendy Schmalz Agency, Box 831, Hudson, New York, NY 12534. E-mail [email protected]


Author, journalist, and college instructor. Presenter at workshops; literacy advocate and consultant; has served as an artist-in-residence.


S'gana, the Black Whale, Alaska Northwest Books (Anchorage, AK), 1992.

The Angel, and Other Stories, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (Grand Rapids, MI), 2002.

Donuthead, Alfred A. Knopf (New York, NY), 2003.

Harry Sue, Alfred A. Knopf (New York, NY), 2005.

Also author of "Wireman" comic-book series, High-Quality Literary Comicx, 2005. Contributor of book reviews to periodicals.

Work in Progress

Two novels; two biographical storybooks, one about Bessie Smith, for Putnam, 2006, and one about Althea Gibson, for Alfred A Knopf, 2007.


Sue Stauffacher told Something about the Author: "I have devoted my career to cultivating a passion for reading in children from vastly different backgrounds. In a nutshell, my most recent writing focuses on funny books about serious topics. I divide my time between writing and helping professionalslibrarians, teachers, and concerned community membersencourage and strengthen literacy and critical-thinking skills, and compassionate action in children."

Biographical and Critical Sources


Sue Stauffacher Web site, (October 21, 2004).

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