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Susan Bearman

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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 (


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Susan Bearman on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Animal store alphabet book
ISBN: 9780988578500 OCLC: 1030160880

An ABC picture book for pet and animal lovers of all ages--Back cover.