About me

Susan McElroy Montanari spent the majority of her life on the beach and tidal creeks surrounding Savannah, Georgia.


Susan was a finalist in two categories for the 2010 Tassy Walden Award for New Voices in Children’s Literature in Connecticut: one for her picture book, My Dog’s A Chicken, and the other for her middle grade novel, The Day Sasquatch Ate My Journal. My Dog’s A Chicken, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf and published by Schwartz & Wade at Penguin Random House, will be available Fall 2015. Schwartz & Wade is also publishing Susan’s following titles: Who’s The Grossest of Them All, and Hip-Hop Lollipop


Susan’s hobbies include gardening, scuba diving, natural science, legend tripping, and cryptozoology. She has three daughters and one son-in-law. After several productive years in Norwalk, Connecticut she returned home to Savannah, Georgia, where she resides with her husband, Dan, and a cat named Tybee.  

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