Patron's previous books for children include the Billy Que trilogy of picture books; Dark Cloud Strong Breeze; and a chapter book, Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe. All earned starred reviews, and the latter was named an ALA Notable book. The Higher Power of Luck will be translated into twelve foreign languages and has been optioned for a motion picture. Married to a rare book restorer from the Champagne region of France, Susan is working on the final book in the "Lucky" trilogy.
Meet Susan Patron
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. “Children are willing to deal with many dubious subjects that parents think they shouldn’t know about. Children are small courageous people who deal every day with a multitude of problems, just as adults do…What they yearn for most is a bit of truth somewhere.” --Maurice Sendak