Susan Shaw

Susan Shaw is the author of One of the Survivors, Safe, an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and a Carolyn W. Field Honor Book, and The Boy From the Basement, a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age. She lives in Wayne, PA, and you can visit her online at

Books by this Author

Tunnel Vision
One of the Survivors

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Eat dessert first. Also: Hard work always pays off.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. The feelings created when I'm surrounded by those I love and who love me.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. being alone in the world

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Abraham Lincoln, and I'd say, "Sure wish you hadn't gone to the play that night."

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Right where I am. Home. But feel free to tempt me with Tahiti or Aruba. Or a good party.

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