About Anastasia Suen
One line bio: Anastasia Suen is the author of 166 books for children and adults, a Booklist's Quick Tips for Schools & Libraries columnist, a literacy blogger, a children's literature consultant for several publishers, a former K,1,5, & 6 teacher who visits schools to teach the six traits of writing, and a former Staff Development for Educators, UNT and SMU instructor who teaches writing workshops online.
Short Bio: The author of 166 books, I studied library science in junior high and worked in the public library in high school. I started teaching elementary school in 1977. I taught kindergarten ESL, first, fifth and sixth grades. After my children's books were published I went back to the classroom as a visiting author. I taught teacher inservice for Staff Development for Educators, children's literature at the University of North Texas, and writing at Southern Methodist University. Today I write a monthly Booklist's Quick Tips for Schools & Libraries column, blog about literacy, and teach writing workshops online. I have worked with students of all ages in workshops all over the globe. I teach the six traits of writing because this is how I write.