Bethanga. Vic. Susan Berran is a successful children's illustrator and author who loves encouraging kids to read and write. Her books are packed with plenty of fun, action and `gross stuff' - the perfect formula to get kids laughing and reading. She is a passionate advocate for children's literacy and has a long association with various writer festivals and development programs. Her upbeat and interactive style makes her an extremely popular and in-demand author on the school book promotion circuit.