Susan Hankinson Announces the Release of ‘Tell Me a Story, Grammy Sue’

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New short story collection helps children overcome fears

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Each story also brings bright, colorful pictures to help children immerse themselves in the story – imagination is key.

With a desire to share her stories with children all over the world, Susan Hankinson penned “Tell Me a Story, Grammy Sue” (published by AuthorHouse), a simple, quaint collection of short stories about overcoming fear with imagination.

Each short story brings readers into a world of fear – most were taken from Hankinson’s children – and Hankins then turns that world upon its head by debunking the mysteries that cause the fear. Each story also brings bright, colorful pictures to help children immerse themselves in the story – imagination is key. As readers progress through the collection, they will ride an emotional roller coaster that will leave them wanting more.

An excerpt from “Tell Me a Story, Grammy Sue”:

“It didn’t matter when it was, I didn’t want to be the person who had to go to the basement for a jar of fruit. The cellar was very dark except for the glare of the light bulb on the far side of the room by the shelves of canned goods. The steps leading down to the basement were very narrow and squeaky, and I was sure that IT was just waiting for me to reach that last step and IT would attack. I never figured out what IT was, but I knew where IT lived - in my cellar, which was always cold and damp and smelled of musty clothes.”

Tell Me a Story, Grammy Sue
By Susan Hankinson
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781467035811
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781477293058
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Susan Hankinson grew up in the small towns and farms of northwestern New Jersey. Most of the stories she has written are drawn from her life experiences, or the experiences of her children. In addition to “Tell Me a Story, Grammy Sue” she has published two adult novels, “Aunt Daisy Knows” and “Feathers In the Blood,” and one other children’s book, “Carrot Walnut Pie,” has also been published.

Regina Y. Rispoli, the illustrator, states that her first loves are her husband, children and grandchildren. A very close second is dancing and painting. She started to draw and paint as a very young girl.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.


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