Susan Banghart

Before writing middle grade and young adult novels, Susan earned an art degree, taught people to ride horses and painted portraits that told stories about people and the animals they loved. She also volunteered in urban programs for at-risk girls and teens, where horses weren’t relevant, but art was. She writes books about the ignored, the displaced, animals and the environment, set in contemporary worlds where the unbelievable is possible.

Susan has won the Highlights Fiction Contest, Florida SCBWI Rising Kite awards for best MG and second best YA, and an honorable mention for best YA at Eckerd College’s Writers in Paradiseconference. She’s been published in Highlights and the SCBWI bulletin, and her art appeared onThe Chronicle of the Horse covers and in the SCBWI Bulletin. She lives in the deepest south with her husband, two no longer feral cats and two shelter dogs.

Find Susan online on Facebook, Instagram, and Threads.