Suzie Good is the author of soon to be published picture books Bam and Boo want Breakfast and The King’s Crown. Inspired by making up rhymes and stories to entertain her children, Suzie has written the two picture books in verse, with the hope of engaging young children (and reminding parents) of the beauty of rhyme and rhythm in reading and storytelling. The books are a collaboration with Cardiff illustrator, Steve Bayley, whose clever and colourful pictures bring her words to life. Suzie is also working on her first children’s novel called The Lost Ghost: A haunting tale about a young Second World War evacuee from Cardiff who never made it home.
Suzie’s love of all things literary also manifests itself in her professional career as an English Literature teacher at St David’s Sixth Form College in Cardiff. Passionate about great literature, especially Victorian, Suzie has taught the classics from Chaucer to Atwood for the past 20 years. Understanding the difficulties students have in interpreting classic works, Suzie has written a do-it-yourself study guide to Jane Eyre. She has also edited college newspapers and magazines; lead journalism enrichment programmes and coached creative writing to young adults. Suzie is a keen advocate of creative industries and by introducing and encouraging reading and writing in all its forms, she hopes to inspire the next Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Caitlin Moran or Philip Pullman.
A keen environmentalist, Suzie is also chair of her college Eco-group and has just started writing monthly features for the Cardiff Times on ‘How to live a greener more sustainable life’.