Sue Copsey grew up in England, in the town of Rugby. After several years working in London Zoo’s press office, she became a senior editor at Dorling Kindersley Children’s Books. For several years she also wrote a regular wildlife column for the UK national children's newspaper The Early Times.
Since moving to New Zealand in 1995, Sue has worked as a freelance editor and writer. She has produced more than 50 New Zealand school books and children’s books, including Our Children Aotearoa (2011), which was a Storylines Notable Book. In 2012, her junior fiction novel The Ghosts of Young Nick’s Head was published – the first in a series of spooky adventure stories set in historic New Zealand locations. The second, The Ghosts of Tarawera, was published in 2015 and was listed as a Best Book for Christmas by The New Zealand Herald.
Sue lives in Auckland with her husband and two teenage children.
Children Just Like Me, co-authored with Barnabas and Anabel Kindersley (Dorling Kindersley 1995).
Our Children Aotearoa (Pearson 2011).
The Ghosts of Young Nick's Head (Pear Jam Books 2011).
Children Just Like Me, co-authored with Barnabas and Anabel Kindersley (Dorling Kindersley 1995)
Dorling Kindersley Illustrated Factopedia (1994) (contributor)
Meet Bumble the Bee; Bumble's Missing Drink; Bumble Camps Out (with TVNZ) (Random House)
Our Children Aotearoa (Pearson 2011)
The Ghosts of Young Nick's Head (Treehouse Books 2012)
The Ghosts of Tarawera (Treehouse Books 2015)
- The Times Educational Supplement Best Non-fiction Children's Book 1995 for Children Just Like Me.
- Blue Peter (BBC) Best Non-fiction Children's Book 1995 for Children Just Like Me.
- Readers Digest Best Non-fiction Children's Book 1995 for Children Just Like Me.
- Storylines Notable Book Awards Non-fiction Award 2012 for Our Children Aotearoa.
- Storylines Notable Book Junior Fiction Award 2016 for The Ghosts of Tarawera.
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Page checked and updated February 2013.