Sue Peterson Author: Sue Peterson

Sue Peterson has over 3 decades of classroom teaching experience at all levels from elementary through high school and college, but most of her time has been spent as an elementary gifted/talented resource teacher. Armed with a BA in Elementary Education, an MA in Special Education, and an MS in Education Administration, she has thoroughly enjoyed teaching regular education, special education, ESL, reading, and GT in Wisconsin, Colorado, and overseas. Now she thoroughly enjoys retirement and fills her days by writing for clients from all over the world. In addition, Mrs. Peterson writes and markets her own line of leveled children’s books (K-7), creative plays for children, and an elementary language arts series. She is happily married to Jae, and they have four very creative children who love to write. She enjoys the Wisconsin cottage, sailing and swimming, gardening, and the four seasons.

To read more about Sue, click onto her website, hyperlinked at the top of this page. You can also email her at "speterson" at freelancewithus(dot)com.

Cover Letters and Query Letters – Marketing Your Writing

Cover Letter – For Editors/Publishing Companies Definition: A cover letter is what goes on top of a longer proposal and sample chapters. (In this article, the cover letter will focus on an editor/publishing company). Editors are usually very busy people who focus on the quality of the work submitted. And they most likely review hundreds […]

10 Practical Tips on Writing for Children

For every children’s writer, there are hundreds of wannabees. So how can you take the next step to actually become a children’s writer? Hopefully some of these tips will offer you the inspiration you need to do just that. 1. Discover Your True Passion – You can do anything as long as you have the […]

How to Write for Children: Understanding Grade Levels

Leveling is a process of analyzing various text and determining a respective reading level. Leveled books for children are assigned a letter from A-Z, and these letters correlate to different grade levels. “A” level books are written for kindergarten and emergent (beginning to read) readers. It is important as a children’s writer to be aware […]

Writing for Children’s Books — 10 Tips for Success

It’s tougher to keep a child interested because a child doesn’t have the concentration of an adult, but it’s a lovely thing to try to do – Roald Dahl, author of 17 children’s books I may know a lot about children’s concentration being a classroom teacher for more than three decades, but I’m still learning […]

New English Language Words – Hot Off the Press!

Oxford University Press offers an innovative free dictionary and language reference service. Their site, OxfordDictionaries, is updated quarterly with the newest additions to the English language, selected for inclusion based on a variety of different sources. The words must be important and significant, and also be judged to be “long-lasting” in order to make the […]

Writing for Children’s TV; Teaching Screenwriting

I have taught a lot of things during the course of my teaching career, but teaching drama to children ranks as one of the most fun. I have been able to work with various sized groups and ages, writing and performing original plays throughout the school year (usually for holidays). During the summer I also […]