"This is the first day I've written in a diary. The reason I am, is
'cos I love writing stories, and if I do grow up to be a
famous writer, and later die, and they want to get a story of my
life, I guess I should keep a diary." Nielsen wrote this poorly
constructed sentence when she was eleven. And while she isn't
exactly famous, she did predict her future. She got her start
writing for the hit TV series Degrassi Junior High and went
on to write for more than twenty Canadian shows. Susin is the
author of five critically acclaimed and award-winning titles,
including Optimists Die First, We Are All Made of
Molecules, and The Reluctant Journal of Henry K.
Nielsen lives in Vancouver with her family and two naughty cats.
Visit her at susinnielsen.com; on Facebook at Susin Nielsen, Author; and on Twitter at @susinnielsen.
PRAISE FOR No Fixed Address:
"A well-written work of realism that will be a mirror to some and a window for others."--Starred Review, School Library Journal
"An outstanding addition to the inadequate-parent genre."--Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
"Clear-eyed and heartfelt."--Booklist
"A charming wonder of a book."--Starred Review, Quill & Quire
"A timely, funny and compassionate book with an endearing protagonist." --The Independent
"Nielsen uses great writing, terrific characters, humor, and heartbreak to keep readers turning pages. This book deserves readership well beyond her intended middle-grade audience." --San Francisco Book Review
"Poignant and powerful without ever feeling overwrought, the topic of homelessness is treated in a way that invites thought reflection. . . . Humour and heart abound in this extraordinary offering." --Canadian Children's Book News