Children's book author, mother and philanthropist, Sue Ganz-Schmitt, is passionate about helping children and families globally. She is co-founder of an AIDS orphanage in Haiti, has traveled to China to help medically challenged orphans, and set up a birthing clinic in rural India. Yet, her writing is inspired by local children.
Even Superheroes Get Diabetes (ESGD), the author's first book, was created when a neighborhood child was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Unable to find an inspiring children's book on the subject, she decided to write her own.
ESGD reached #8 in Children's Health on Amazon.com and can be found in doctor's offices nationwide. Sue has been a featured speaker at Dodger Stadium during the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's annual walk, which hosted over 20,000 attendees.
The author's second book, The Princess and the Peanut, grew out of compassion toward a friend's kindergartner with a severe peanut allergy. Her newest project, Even Pirates Get Leukemia, evolved after her daughter's playmate battled and bravely won a fight against leukemia.
Sue graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business/ Marketing in 1986. She fulfilled her dream of traveling the world by working in international sales and licensing for the entertainment industry, managing customers across 40 countries.
Sue Ganz-Schmitt lives in a rural mountain community near Los Angeles with her two daughters and husband. She produces children's musical theater, has sung on Broadway, and writes for a local paper. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
(c) Copyright 2011 by Sue Ganz-Schmitt