Susan Ross grew up in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine, and adores spending time at her family’s cottage on the Maine coast. She attended Brown University and NYU School of Law.

After practicing law, Susan taught legal writing in Brooklyn and in Budapest, and creative writing to kids and adults in Connecticut. She volunteered for many years in her three children’s elementary school classes and assisted with weekly writing workshops at their international school in London. Susan loves hanging out in a classroom and teaching kids about writing and literature!

Kiki and Jacques was inspired by the large influx of New Mainers from Somalia to Susan’s hometown in Maine. It is her debut middle grade novel.

Currently, Susan lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Connecticut. She teaches writing at Westport Writers Workshop and is a trustee at the local library.


    Susan is a certified Junior Maine Guide!
    Susan wrote her first novel, about a wild horse with cruel masters, in the fourth grade at Lake Street Elementary School in Auburn, Maine.
    Susan “adopted” lots of stray kittens growing up – all of them named Thomasina.
    Susan's children had a pet rabbit named Matteo, who enjoyed playing bunny soccer.