Susan Robinson taught herself to read at four, wrote her first story at six, and taught the neighborhood kids at eight. A career as a classroom teacher, school librarian, and university writing instructor allowed her to share these passions with thousands of students. Being an author lets her spend lots of time reading to her grandchildren, as well as new groups of children. A reader of everything from Seuss to Shakespeare, Susan shares her love of words through picture books, memoir, essay, and poetry. She hopes When Poke Woke will inspire a new generation to love words and books. Susan lives in Delaware with her husband and two miniature Aussies.