Author Susan Joyce in 2103
Moi, in 2013 in Uruguay

I’m Susan Joyce, an author, artist, and perpetual dreamer.

At age 20, I left the United States to see the world. I planned a one-year adventure, but ended up living my 20s and 30s in Europe and the Middle East. As a Jill of all trades, I worked as a secretary, freelance travel writer, taught computer classes, wrote songs, became an accomplished artist, and an award-winning author and editor of children’s books.

I’ve lived in interesting places during interesting times, including divided Germany, Israel, and Cyprus during the Turkish invasion (which adventures I describe in The Lullaby Illusion), England, Belgium, and Switzerland. My home has been tranquilo Uruguay since 2009, after several years in anything-but-tranquilo Mexico.

After my first venture into children’s books with Peel, the Extraordinary Elephant which Doug (whom I met at the end of The Lullaby Illusion) illustrated, we moved back to the United States in 1986, formed a publishing company. We became an overnight success — twelve years later. I wrote several ABC Riddle books, and edited the rest of that series.

I also edited the Draw Series, the 1-2-3 Draw Series, and the Draw Plus series. With the advent of ebooks and print-on-demand, I’ve re-edited almost everything, and have been amazed at our increased knowledge and attention to detail. Another journey!

My travel memoir of a twelve year period of my life—The Lullaby Illusion: A Journey of Awakening has led me to a wonderful Facebook group which I recommend: We Love Memoirs. Of course I also recommend the book!

I’d love to hear from you!


Picture Books by Susan Joyce

 ABC Riddle books written by Susan Joyce

Picture books edited by Susan Joyce

That's What Grandmothers Are For

Draw Series books edited by Susan Joyce

How-to draw books for ages 9+ by Doug DuBosque and Damon J. Reinagle

Draw Magical Fantasies

 1-2-3 Draw Series books edited by Susan Joyce

Freddie Levin on Amazon. Steve Barr on Amazon.

1-2-3 Draw Pets and Farm Animals
1-2-3 Draw Dinoaurs
1-2-3 Draw Wild Animals
1-2-3 Draw Horses
1-2-3 Draw Dogs
1-2-3 Draw Baby Animals
1-2-3 Draw  Cars
1-2-3 Draw  Knight, Castles, and Dragons
1-2-3 Draw Ocean Life
1-2-3 Draw People
1-2-3 Draw Princesses
1-2-3 Draw  Mythical Creatures
1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Trucks and Motorcycles
1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Faces
1-2-3 Draw Cool Cartoon Stuff
1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Cars
1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Animals
1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Aliens
1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Aircraft

Draw Plus series edited by Susan Joyce

Using art to teach math and science

Draw Plus Math, by Freddie Levin
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Draw Plus Science, by Freddie Levin
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Draw Plus More Math, by Freddie Levin
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