Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Susan Kirby  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Children;

Born: 1949 in Bloomington, Illinois


-- Website -- http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/tbarcalow/quilt/Kirby.htm
-- Website -- http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/tbarcalow/quilt/americanquilts.htm
-- Website -- http://userweb.abelink.com/tbarcalo/Kirby/Meet.htm
-- Susan Kirby on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=susan++kirby

E-Mail: -- writerkirby@hotmail.com


Illinois Connection

Kirby was born in Bloomington, Illinois and currently resides in McLean, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Susan E. Kirby, the author of the series, American Quilts, grew up in Central Illinois on Historic Route 66. Although she has moved to McLean, Illinois, her family continues to tap trees and make "Maple Sirup" a few miles away in Funks Grove. Mrs. Kirby has written forty books for adults, teens and children.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) If you would like Susan to bring her American Quilts presentation to your school, library, civic event or quilt venue, contact Crestview Bookings for scheduling information. 716 Crestview Drive Ingleside, Illinois Phone #847/602-1018 Fax #847/587-9114 [mailto:Holly@crestviewbookings.com Holly@crestviewbookings.com] [http://www.crestviewbookings.com www.crestviewbookings.com] [http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/tbarcalow/Quilt/Visits/Visits.htm http //lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/tbarcalow/Quilt/Visits/Visits.htm]

Selected Titles At Your Library

A no-fuss Christmas
ISBN: 9781606820599. OCLC Number: 513528471

JourneyForth,. .

In 1932 Oklahoma, Sueker eagerly awaits a Christmas reunion with her brother, but feels edged out when her foster parents make room for a homeless child until her role as inkeeper in the Christmas pageant sheds light on the day's true meaning.

As the lily grows
ISBN: 156865328X. OCLC Number: 37288026

Avon Books,. .

Libby Watson's prayers are being answered in ways she never expected. Now that she's given up running the general store in her small Illinois town and is no longer responsible for delivering the mail, she has more time to write for the local newspaper. But her dream of getting an education seems beyond her grasp.

As the lily grows /
ISBN: 0380785048. OCLC Number: 36979360

Avon Books,. .

Blue moon /
ISBN: 0425154149. OCLC Number: 37456656

Berkley Books,. .

Deanna's neighbor Michael has always been one of her best friends, but lately, he's been so distant. At first, Deanna is hurt-- until she realizes why Michael is so angry. He's always been close to his grandfather, but lately Mr. Kolupa just hasn't been himself. He walks around the neighborhood in his pajamas, he talks to people how aren't even there, and the worst part is that Michael keeps trying to pretend that nothing is wrong.

Daniel's story /
ISBN: 0689809719. OCLC Number: 45058625

Aladdin Paperbacks,. .

Great-grandmother Tandy tells Lacey about a quilt given to their ancestor, Daniel, who, upset by the changes after his grandfather's death, leaves Illinois for South Dakota in 1891 to find his father, and learns about the Sioux Ghost Dance first-hand.

Ellen's story
ISBN: 0689809697. OCLC Number: 48038482

Aladdin Paperbacks,. .

Ellen, Lacey's great-great-great-great-grandmother, growing up on an Illinois farm in 1830.

Goodbye, Desert Rose /
ISBN: 0380774097. OCLC Number: 31922487

Avon Books,. .

Hattie's story /
ISBN: 0689809700. OCLC Number: 48038513

Aladdin Paperbacks,. .

Set in 1856, Hattie's father's dangerous work for the Underground Railroad jeopardizes the entire family's safety.

Home for Christmas /
ISBN: 0380774070. OCLC Number: 31299779

Avon Books,. .

In 1932, with the country in the depths of the Great Depression, Suker and her family face a Christmas without presents or a tree.

Home front hero /
ISBN: 0380774089. OCLC Number: 31597372

Avon Books,. .

Trying to fulfill the role of man of the house while his father serves in the war, ten-year-old Nick finds an injured stranger hiding in the family barn who claims to be a soldier on an important secret mission.

Ida Lou's story /
ISBN: 0689809727. OCLC Number: 46867172

Aladdin Paperbacks,. .

"Lacey's family history is filled with unforgettable characters and stories of courage and adventure ..."

Lemonade days /
ISBN: 0380774062. OCLC Number: 31299735

Avon Books,. .

In Illinois, during the summer of 1926, young entrepreneur Maggie Campbell sets up a roadside lemonade stand to serve the numerous customers making their way along the newly constructed highway, Route 66.

Love knot
ISBN: 9781459207219. OCLC Number: 781164455

Steeple Hill Books,. .

For Paula Blake Jackson, doing what was best for her daughter, Joy, would always come first. And that meant reconciling with her estranged husband. As she and Colton Blake mend the pieces of their broken relationship for their daughter's sake, he thaws her frozen heart. But could Paula trust her future to the man who had abandoned her when she'd needed him most? Colton had assumed that Paula would be better off without him, though he was surely a man in need of love . . .and redemption. Then the daughter he never knew gave him a reason to live and the chance to win back Paula's love.

Love knot /
ISBN: 0373872631. OCLC Number: 55056743

Steeple Hill Books,. .

For Paula Blake Jackson, doing what was best for her daughter, Joy, would always come first. And that meant reconciling with her estranged husband. As she and Colton Blake mend the pieces of their broken relationship for their daughter's sake, he thaws her frozen heart. But could Paula trust her future to the man who had abandoned her when she'd needed him most? Colton had assumed that Paula would be better off without him, though he was surely a man in need of love . . .and redemption. Then the daughter he never knew gave him a reason to live and the chance to win back Paula's love.

Love sign
ISBN: 9781459222298. OCLC Number: 792751413

Steeple Hill Press,. .

Love sign /
ISBN: 0373871341. OCLC Number: 45851228

Steeple Hill Press,. .

Prairie Rose /
ISBN: 038078503X. OCLC Number: 40171169

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Tells the story of a young woman's journey to find her place in the world ...

The writer's handbook
ISBN: 0871161877. OCLC Number: 42678298

Writer, Inc.,. .

Provides practical instruction on writing by best-selling authors, explains the elements of the creative process, discusses different writing techniques, describes how to write nonfiction, and lists 3,300 market listings for finished manuscripts.

When the lilacs bloom /
ISBN: 0380785056. OCLC Number: 37810414

Avon Books,. .

Your dream and mine /
ISBN: 0373870647. OCLC Number: 41430824

Steeple Hill Press,. .

Your dream and mine.
ISBN: 9781472064516. OCLC Number: 891938384

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