Susan Vaught

Susan Vaught is the author of Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy, which won the 2016 Edgar Award in the Best Juvenile category and was a Junior Library Guild Selection. The Horn Book called it “compelling, offbeat, and fearless.” Her many books for teens include Trigger, which received three starred reviews and was an ALA Best Books for Young Adults; Insanity; My Big Fat Manifesto; and Freaks Like Us. She works as a neuropsychologist at a state psychiatric facility, specializing in helping people with severe and persistent mental illness, intellectual disability, and traumatic brain injury. She lives on a farm with her wife and son in rural western Kentucky. 

Books by this Author

Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood's Revenge
Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will." (Charlotte Bronte)

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'd be a parrot living free in the jungle, able to be brilliantly colorful and fly and squawk and make as much joyous noise as I want for seventy or eighty years.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Julie Andrews. She is so talented in so many areas, and brilliant, beautiful, and classy, too.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Popcorn!! Plain please, or buttered. No weird flavors. Fresh and oil-popped. Yes!

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

A. My house. Or maybe a beach on Jekyll Island.

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