About Susan Connell Biggs
Susan Connell Biggs writes middle grade and young adult fiction, stories she hopes empower the voice and agency of young people. She also teaches high school English where she and her students cultivate curiosity and engage in complex and challenging conversations around social justice issues. Formerly, she served as Field Director for the National Writing Project, Director of the Massachusetts Writing Project and co-director of the Western Massachusetts Writing Project where she worked with educators and librarians across the country improving the teaching of writing and its intersections with social justice. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a member of SCBWI, a book reviewer for NCTE books, and studied in depth with Bethany Hegedus, creative director of the Writing Barn. She lives in the hilltowns of Massachusetts where, when she’s not writing or teaching, she’s roaming the woods with her schnoodle, Bailey, and practicing deep connection with the world.
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