About Susan MontanariSusan McElroy Montanari spent the majority of her life on the beach and tidal creeks surrounding Savannah, Georgia. While living in Connecticut, Susan was a finalist in two categories for the 2010 Tassy Walden Award for New Voices in Children’s Literature: one for her picture book, My Dog’s A Chicken, and the other for her middle grade novel, The Day Sasquatch Ate My Journal.My Dog’s A Chicken, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf and published by Schwartz & Wade at Penguin Random House, was released February 9, 2016 Schwartz & Wade is also publishing Susan’s following titles, Who’s The Grossest of Them All? Illustrated by Jake Parker (Fall 2016),Hip-Hop Lollipop, illustrated by two time Caldecott Honor recipient Brian Pinckney, and Who’s The Rudest of Them All?, illustrated by Jake Parker. Susan’s hobbies include gardening, scuba diving, natural science, legend tripping, and cryptozoology. She has three daughters and two son-in-laws. After several years in Norwalk, Connecticut she returned home to Savannah, Georgia, where she resides with her husband, Dan, and a cat named Tybee.
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