Susan Olasky

Susan is a book reviewer, story coach, feature writer and editor for WORLD. She has authored eight historical novels for children and teaches twice a year at World Journalism Institute. Susan resides with her husband, Marvin, in Austin, Texas. Follow her on Twitter @susanolasky.

Tell me a story

Children’s Books | Four recent picture books
by Susan Olasky
Posted 7/04/17, 12:20 am

Coat of Many Colors 

Dolly Parton

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Suspenseful stories

Summer Reading | Good old-fashioned mysteries to ponder and puzzle over
by Susan Olasky
Posted 5/25/17, 04:39 pm

Although publishers put out a steady stream of new mystery titles, finding stories that are clean and well-written can be difficult, especially if you don’t want to read about deranged serial killers or rapists. The mystery website “Stop, You’re Killing Me!” is a good place to find new writers and oldies that you may have missed. Here are a few older series worth checking out:

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Adventure awaits

Summer Reading | Books that take readers to different places, times, or ways of thinking
by Susan Olasky
Posted 5/25/17, 04:38 pm

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Anne Fadiman

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