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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. She has also worked as a teacher of students with hearing loss in the Bronx, New York, dedicated to helping them develop their communication, comprehension, and self-advocacy skills.

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.  

Susan is the co-author with Stan Mack of the historical graphic novels for young people Road to Revolution! and Fight for Freedom (Bloomsbury, 2009 and 2012), and has 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.

Most recently, she earned an M.S.Ed. degree from Hunter College in New York City, specializing in teaching students with hearing loss.

She writes the blog “What Would Katharine Hepburn Do?” and can be found on Twitter and Instagram as @susanchamplin.