Susan Brownrigg

Children's book author
Freelance / Sole Trader 1 Person
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Susan is a published children’s book author offering school visits, author talks and writing workshops for KS2. She has delivered sessions for What’s Your Story, Chorley, Bolton Libraries, Halton Libraries, Sefton Libraries, Barnsley Libraries, Wigan Libraries and the National Literacy Hub.

A Lancashire lass, Susan grew up in Wigan and now lives in Skelmersdale.

Susan is the author of the Gracie Fairshaw series, three mysteries set in 1930s Blackpool (Gracie Fairshaw and the Mysterious Guest (2020), Gracie Fairshaw and the Trouble at the Tower (2021), Gracie Fairshaw and the Missing Reel (2024), as well as Kintana and the Captain’s Curse (2021), a treasure hunt adventure with magic and lemurs set during the golden age of piracy on Ile Sainte Marie, Madagascar.

All her books are published by UCLan Publishing and are aimed at children aged 9+

Susan also works as a Library Information Assistant.

She previously worked for twelve years in heritage and wildlife education, including several years as Learning Manager at Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Runcorn. She has also worked at Rufford Old Hall, Tatton Park, Quarry Bank Mill, Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Blackpool Zoo.

A journalism graduate, her first career, lasting ten years, was as a journalist and chief sub editor (Section Head) at Liverpool Daily Post & Echo Weekly Newspapers.

Susan is an Undiscovered Voices 2016 winner, a competition organised by SCBWI British Isles to find new writing talent. She is now on the committee which organises the biannual competition.

Susan was awarded the 2015 SCBWI British Isles Margaret Carey scholarship.

Susan was also longlisted in 2007 for the Writers & Artists 100th edition novel writing competition.

Susan is a member of Time Tunnellers, a group of historical children’s book authors who produce a weekly term time blog and vlog for schools and home educators. https://timetunnellers.blogspot.com/

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