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

Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry
Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood's Revenge
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. What’s your best quality?

A. The ability to stay calm in the midst of absolute monkey-swinging insanity around me.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Right now, Jaime Lannister, the Kingslayer, in George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series. I can't wait to see where he ends up in the overall grand scheme of Westeros.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Raising two children and maintaining a very long-term relationship without having a nervous breakdown.

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!