Susannah Lloyd is a children's author whose books feature a duplicitous cat, a dastardly fox, a mansplaining knight and a damsel who saves the day. And cake. A good amount of cake.
2024 is a bumper year for Lloyd fans, with three books on their way - the existential Who Ate Steve? for Nosy Crow, Here Be Giants, and her first foray into middle-grade...
Badgers Are Go! - coming in 2024 with DFB - is just as deliciously eccentric and funny as one could hope. After all, this is the author who killed 30 plus characters in one picture book.
Here Be Dragons first introduced readers to her mansplaining knight. Determined to find a dragon, he flails. Thankfully, a damsel is on hand... Illustrated by Paddy Donnelly, Here Be Dragons came out in the U.S in 2023. And next, they turned their hand to giants. The sequel is imminent.
Also published by Frances Lincoln - This Book Can Read Your Mind. An interactive book full of silliness, stylishly illustrated by Jacob Grant.
The Terribly Friendly Fox is another tale of duplicity and pudding. A picture book with an impressively high body-count, illustrated by Ellie Snowdon and published by Simon & Schuster.
Susannah's favourite words are 'in cahoots' and 'hullabaloo'. The picture book sections in libraries and bookshops are her happy place. She embarked on an ambitious murder mystery series age 10. But following volume one, she took a thirty-year hiatus from writing. She is pleased to be making up for lost time.
Susannah Lloyd lives in Yorkshire, where she spends as much time as possible reading to her sons.
This Book Can Read Your Mind - illustrated by Jacob Grant
The Terribly Friendly Fox - illustrated by Ellie Snowdon
Oh Monty! - illustrated by Nici Gregory
Here Be Dragons - illustrated by Paddy Donnelly
Here Be Giants - as above
Badgers are GO! - illustrated by Nici Gregory
Susannah's represented by The Catchpoles.