Author Study

Susan   Beth   Pfeffer

Since she started writing she has written more than 60 books. I'm reading part of a series called life as we knew it. It is an amazing book it's about the moon coming to crash into Earth.

She was born and raised in New Yor City in 1948 she lives in Middle town New York and she is still alive her current age is 66 years old.

At the age of six, when her father wrote and published a book on constitutional law, Susan Pfeffer decided she, too, wanted to be a writer; that year, she wrote her first story about the love between an Oreo cookie and a pair of scissors. She was inspired by her dad's book to start writing. However, it wasn't until 1970 that her first book, Just Morgan, was published.

She has won numerous awards for her work, which range from picture books to middle-grade and young-adult novels, and include both contemporary and historical fiction. She wrote it during her last semester at New York University; since then, she has been a full-time writer for young people.

Favorite  thing  to  do

Susan's favorite thing to do is if she is not working, she enjoys watching movies, both new and old, and collecting movie memorabilia, reading biographies and histories, and eating foods that are bad for her.


Susan did very well in school but she was not very popular.


She doesn't read a lot of fiction in general. She reads non-fiction, biographies and history. She like to do arts and crafts and likes to knitt.


I have no privacy. But I feel so alone.

Susan Beth Pfeffer


High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun. As August turns dark and wintery in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood burning stove.

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