Born in New Jersey, Susan Tooke received her professional training from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and the New School in New York. After moving to Canada she illustrated her first book in 2000. Her work has been chosen by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre for the Our Choice Award, and she has received the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. She also illustrated F is for Fiddlehead: A New Brunswick Alphabet. Susan lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.