Susan Brocker 



Susan Brocker 

  • Author
  • Historian
  • Literature
  • Researcher

I’m a local author of many books for older children and teenagers. I have a great love of social history that is often reflected in my books, such as Brave Bess and 1914: Riding into War.

I also have a close affinity with animals which feature in many of my novels like The Wolf in the Wardrobe, Dreams of Warriors and Saving Sam.

I’m lucky to live on a small hobby farm in Pyes Pa with my husband Lionel and many pets. I enjoy meeting with readers of my books and chatting with them about writing and reading. I often travel to schools and libraries as part of the Writers in Schools programme.

Pyes Pa

Interested in

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  • Bookings
  • Commissions
  • Open to creative opportunities


I am part of the NZ Book Council's Writers in Schools programme. I take workshops on writing and offer advice on writing for children.