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.
When Poke Woke
Poke the hedgehog’s nature was to roll into a ball when threatened. But Poke longed to laugh at danger like his friends Ziggy the rabbit and Dash the squirrel. He practiced hopping and running but ended up with a sore knee and a snout covered in bee stings. Then The Mangy Mongrel, teeth bared, loomed over his friends, and only Poke could save them. What would the little hedgehog do WHEN POKE WOKE?
Cuando Púo Despertó
El gorro de Púo
Say His Name
Grief makes us uncomfortable. We expect the bereaved to pop a Prozac and move on—dive into volunteer work, organize a 5K, start a foundation—or at least get back to normal. But sometimes Grief has other ideas, keeping mourners locked in its grip for decades and mangling their self-image and sense of purpose.
Say His Name: A Mother’s Grief is the true story of a mother’s deep, prolonged grief after the accidental death of her sixteen-year-old son Collin. From five grim days in the hospital to heartbreaking firsts and grief tornadoes that strike at will, Susan Glynn Robinson lays open her despair and paralysis and provides an intimate look into how death ravaged her family.
It’s not all sad. Collin’s indomitable personality interjects light moments amid the pain, and you’ll fall in love with the captivating boy who was gone too soon. Plus, the outpouring of support from the family’s loved ones and community is inspirational.
Most of all, if you can’t step around the grief monster lounging in your living room, Say His Name: A Mother’s Grief will reassure you that you are not alone—and that you don’t need fixing. As you follow Susan’s quest to understand why children die and what happens after death, you will examine your own faith and develop your own explanations for life’s unanswerable questions.