Susan Hill Long is the author of Whistle in the Dark, a middle-grade novel.
Susan has also written books for beginning readers under the name Susan Hill, including Black Beauty and the Thunderstorm and Black Beauty: Stolen!(illustrated by Bill Farnsworth) which were named Best Books by Bank Street College of Education; Peter Pan: Lost and Found, and The Wind in the Willows: A Fine Welcome (both illustrated by Michael Hague).
She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two daughters.
Susan describes her dot: "One day (among many just like it) I was stumbling, stymied, stuck. For a change I painted a couple of old words instead of trying to come up with new ones. I took a hand-lettering tutorial online at The Postman's Knock and thus I made my dot. Here it is, such as it is!"
Her next book is The Magic Mirror: Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, A Scheming King and a Pickpocket Squirrel (Knopf/May 10).
Learn more about Susan on her website.