Feature Work

Samples of marketing writing, including catalogs and brochures, are available on request.

Ten Rowdy Ravens - illustrated children's book
The fun begins when ten rowdy ravens set out on a rembunctious fly-about. They play tricks, get into mischief, find themselves in sticky situations, and make general mayhem. Scenarios are fanciful, but rooted in ravenhood: collecting shiny things, testing curious objects, teasing canids, and showing off in aerial loop-de-loops. Susan’s lively rhyming, alliterative text keeps the game moving and the pages turning, and Evon’s richly detailed and vivacious linocuts bring the birds to life while offering hidden jokes.

At the end of the countdown, readers find several pages of The Daily Kaw which offers “true news from around the raven world.” The Daily Kaw features corvid facts as well as real-life raven stories about the sometimes-too-smart and always imaginative bird. Bernd Heinrich, author of Mind of the Raven and Ravens in Winter, calls the book “an imaginative romp about our favorite trickster.” Ten Rowdy Ravens isn’t just for kids—it’s for raven nuts of all ages. Curriculum guide available from the publisher.

Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears - illustrated children's book
“Accompanied by exuberant hand-colored linocuts, doggerel verse sings the eccentricities of each critter. Ewing homes in on kid-pleasing peculiarities. . . eye-grabbing illustrations raise the energy level with their dynamic lines and vibrant composition.”
--Publisher’s Weekly

The Great Rocky Mountain Nature Factbook
"A number of sidebars scattered through the book really are gratifying. Take the one on salamanders and lizards. Ewing explains the difference and what the difference means. . . . Reading about earthquakes? There is a sidebar on the Richter and Mercalli scales: Richter is objective while Mercalli is subjective. And take the section on mayflies. It's complete and factual yet simple enough to be understandable."
--Great Falls Tribune

The Great Alaska Nature Factbook
"Nature writer Ewing delights in the unusual and brings a mischievous sense of humor to transform an overwhelming amount of information into engaging and reader-friendly entries sure to delight anyone with a curiosity about the natural world."
--Alaska Magazine (Editor's Choice)

Going Wild in Washington and Oregon
"When it comes to Northwest nature—from butterflies to bats, from stallions to snow geese—Susan has seen it well, studied it thoroughly, and shared it eloquently. I recommend Going Wild with wild abandon."
--Robert Michael Pyle, author of Wintergreen: Listening to the land's heart

Selected Works

Children's Books
A rollicking romp of raven hijinks.
A humorous rhyming revue of 15 northern animals.
A guide to the remarkable animals, plants, and natural features of the northern Rocky Mountains.
A guide to the remarkable animals, plants, and natural features of Alaska.
Seasonal excursions of wildlife discovery