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Susan Champlin is a New York-based writer and editor whose work has encompassed books and national magazines, editorial and marketing, nonfiction and fiction for adults and children.

Susan served as project manager on four cookbooks for Bon Appétit and as consulting editor on Downtown Italian by Joe Campanale and chefs Gabriel Thompson and Katherine Thompson (Andrews McMeel, 2014) and Made in America: A Modern Collection of Classic Recipes by chefs Colby and Megan Garrelts (Andrews McMeel, 2015). She also edited the English translation of La Huella: Stories and Recipes from a Beach Kitchen (V&R Editoras, Buenos Aires, 2013).

As a marketing and business writer, Susan has created original online content aimed at parents and educators for the children's social-emotional learning brand The Moodsters, which helps preschoolers and elementary students develop emotional intelligence skills. Susan has also created brand-centric communications for Meredith, international design/branding firm LPK, Discovery Communications, PBS, and for the beloved Peanuts brand.  

With her husband, cartoonist-author Stan Mack, Susan is the co-author of the historical graphic novels for young people The Pickpocket, the Spy, and the Lobsterbacks and Our Fight, Our Time (About Comics), formerly published by Bloomsbury under the titles Road to Revolution! and Fight for Freedom. Susan and Stan have spoken to students and schools across the country.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Susan received a B.A. in English from Stanford University before starting a career as a writer and editor for national magazines. She served as a correspondent in People magazine’s Los Angeles bureau, and as managing editor of Modern Maturity and Bon Appétit.

Susan earned an M.S.Ed. degree from Hunter College in New York City, specializing in teaching students with hearing loss. She taught for two years in the Bronx, New York, dedicated to helping students with hearing loss develop their communication, comprehension, and self-advocacy skills.

She can be found on Instagram as @susanchamplin.