Susan Bearman

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General Information

Name: Susan Bearman

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction




Illinois Connection

I moved to Chicago after graduating from the University of Michigan and lived in the city for five years. When I got married, we moved to Evanston, IL, where we have lived since 1989. My picture book, the Animal Store Alphabet Book, is based on a pet shop in Lincolnwood and illustrated by Rebecca Hamlin, a Skokie-based artist.

Biographical and Professional Information

Susan Bearman is a writer and marketing communications consultant. Her first picture book, the Animal Store Alphabet Book, was published in December 2012 (along with a companion coloring book). She writes, blogs, edits and teaches writing and social networking to students of all ages. Works in progress include a memoir of raising 24-week preemie twins, another picture book, and a middle-grade novel. She blogs at Two Kinds of People (

Published Works

  • Animal Store Alphabet Book,(Illustrated by Rebecca Hamlin) Orrington Press, 2012
  • Animal Store Alphabet Coloring Book,(Illustrated by Rebecca Hamlin) Orrington Press, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Animal Store Alphabet Coloring Book

ISBN: 0988578514
Release Date: 2012

Find on World Cat

Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Available to speak to any age group within a 50-mile radius of the Chicago area, and may be able to make arrangements for other locations. An experienced speaker who has worked with children pre-K through 12th grade, as well as adults. Speaks about writing, animals, and social networking. Often speaks with her illustrator or her husband, who owns a pet store and brings animals to speaking engagements. Contact: Susan Bearman,

External Links

Susan Bearman on WorldCat

Susan Bearman on Amazon


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