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Susannah Crispe is an Australian children's book author and illustrator. As a creator, collector and consumer of picture books, she is thrilled to be part of an industry that brings art, narrative and creativity to kids. She has illustrated two children's picture books published in 2021 with several more scheduled for publication over the next couple of years - some as illustrator, some as author-illustrator. Susannah also produces artworks for greeting card companies.

Susannah works from her home studio in Canberra; drawing inspiration and support from her rambunctious 3 year old son, step daughters, super-husband and the cutest dog in the world.

Susannah was born in Wellington, New Zealand but spent her childhood in Bowral. She studied Art History at the University of Sydney and Zoology at the University of New England. Susannah is a self-taught artist, working mostly in watercolour and digital collage. This background in art and science inevitably led into wildlife illustration. Between working at museums and bookshops, she volunteered with wildlife around Australia and travelled extensively throughout the UK, Europe, North and South America and parts of Asia.

Susannah is a member of the following secret literary societies: SCBWI, ASA, CKT, CBCA and The Scribbles Accademy.