Since 2005, Susan Thomsen has written about children's books at her blog, Chicken Spaghetti, which she named after a favorite Southern casserole. Once upon a time she worked at The New Yorker in the Goings On About Town section, and later reviewed New York theater for an online city guide. She is the author of Elvis: A Tribute to the King, a gift book in the shape of a record. A member of the Authors Guild and PEN American Center, Susan lives in Connecticut with her husband, 12-year-old son, and various pets, including cats, chickens, and a corn snake named Fluffy.
Chicken Spaghetti has been recommended at E! Online, School Library Journal, and the online edition of The Horn Book. Susan has been on blogging panels at the Westport, CT, Library; the New York Public Library; and the National Council of Teachers of English annual convention. Her work has appeared online at PBS Parents' Booklights blog and the Poetry Foundation.
Susan is proud to be a volunteer reader in a public-school second-grade class.