Reviews for Susan's speaking engagements, school visits and keynotes.

“Susan’s classroom presentation of Mama Earth was an absolute delight for my
1st graders.  My students were thoroughly engaged as Susan, dressed as Mama Earth,
encouraged active participation throughout the reading.  Susan’s  presentation
aligned perfectly with our writing program as my young “authors” got to meet
a real author, see and hear the authors work, discuss the writing process,
and learn first-hand what an author can accomplish.  Well done!”

Andrea Roberts, 1st Grade Teacher

“We were all delighted with Susan’s visit. The students were fully engaged
in the presentation, including answering questions, volunteering to hold props,
learning accompanying hand motions and singing the lyrics to her book,
MY MAMA EARTH. The students were very inspired to write their own stories.
It was a wonderful presentation and we are so grateful that Susan took the
time to encourage our young readers and writers.”

Ms. B, Central Elementary, Belmont, CA

“Spectacular!  A charming presenter. Extremely practical—well planned,
filled with interesting anecdotes. I picked up useful and detailed tips.
I’d sit through this again tomorrow just to pick up more!”

Denise Beckfield

“Excellent!  Filled with practical and experience-tested tips.
Also a likeable, entertaining presenter.”

Ginger Z.

“Susan had great energy and made the workshop great!”

Min K.

“Excellent background. Well presented. Compact presentation.”

Mark Haberstrath

“Very helpful! You can tell Susan taught school.  She guided the process nicely”

Livia Hermiz

“Knowledgeable with good, applicable ideas.”

Lynn K.

“Very personalized, interactive and smart.”

Elaine P.

“I appreciated Susan’s energy and expertise!”

Javier C.

“Susan’s ease with presenting is refreshing and put the audience at ease.
She is welcoming and engaging.  Her materials are specific and the handouts
and information can be applied immediately.”


“The presentation was clear, informative and carried out with infectious enthusiasm.”

“After attending this workshop, I felt eager to go back to the classroom!”


“Very enthusiastic and engaging!”


“Thanks for all the great ideas. I will use them next week and share with others.”


“Very practical and helpful. Creative. Good use of realia. Keep up the good work!”


“Fabulous presenter and presentation!  Excellent and immediately applicable information.
Her ease of delivery set everyone at ease”

“Susan has such a dynamic, friendly, and compelling presence!”

Lara P.

“Very comprehensive and informative. Susan was great!”

Heather H.

“Susan’s presentation was outstanding!  Across our building, our K-2 students are studying shapes and attributes and her book tied in perfectly! Susan’s engaging presentation was a hit for students and teachers alike!”

Kelly, Principal, South School