Suzanne Weyn

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Suzanne Weyn
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Born (1955-07-06) July 6, 1955 (age 59)
Flushing, New York, United States
Genre Fantasy, Science fiction, Romantic comedy, Children's literature, Young adult literature
Notable works The Bar Code Tattoo, The Bar Code Rebellion, The Bar Code Prophecy, Reincarnation

Suzanne Weyn (born July 7, 1955, Long Island, New York) is an American author. She primarily writes children's and young adult science fiction and fantasy novels.[1] she has written over fifty novels and short stories, and is best known for her novels The Bar Code Tattoo, The Bar Code Rebellion and The Bar Code Prophecy. The Bar Code Tattoo has been translated into German, and in 2007 was nominated for the Jugendliteraturpreis for youth literature given by the German government.[2] It was a 2007 Nevada Library nominee for Young Adult literature and American Library Association 2005 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.


Her childhood was spent on Long Island and in and around New York City. She enjoyed theater, literature, and art in high school and college.[citation needed] She graduated from Nassau Community College in 1975 and the Binghamton University in 1977. Following college, she worked as an editor of teen magazines at Starlog Press before starting her writing career. She has been an editor at Scholastic, Inc. She has taught expository, children's, and business writing at New York University and City College of New York. She has a Masters of Science in teaching adolescents from Pace University.

Weyn has written several novel series for teenage girls, and numerous film novelizations. She has written three original fairy tale retellings in the Once Upon a Time (book series) from Simon and Schuster: The Night Dance: a Retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Water Song: A Retelling of The Frog Prince, and The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of Rumplestiltskin.

Personal life[edit]

Her parents are Theodore and Jacqueline Weyn, respectively a pharmacist and artist.[citation needed] She married William Gonzalez on May 15, 1986 and they have two daughters, Rae and Diana. She is a member of the Fourth Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of New York.[citation needed]

Books and novels[edit]

"Makeover" series[edit]

  • The Makeover Club, 1986
  • The Makeover Summer, 1988
  • The Makeover Campaign, 1990

"No Way Ballet" series[edit]

Series illustrated by Joel Iskowitzer

  • Stepping Out, 1990
  • A Twist of Fate, 1990
  • Emma's Turn, 1990
  • Stage Fright, 1990
  • Pointing toward Trouble, 1990
  • Three for the Show, 1990

"Sitting Pretty" series[edit]

  • Checking In, 1990
  • True Blue, 1991
  • Star Magic, 1991
  • Liza's Lucky Break, 1991
  • A Chance for Chris, 1991
  • Boy Trouble, Troll Associates 1991

"Cover Kids" series[edit]

  • Nicole's Chance, 1994
  • Tracey's Tough Choice, 1994
  • Ashley's Big Mistake, 1994
  • Chloe Mania!, 1994

"Scooby-Doo" series[edit]

She has also written a new series called Wildwood Stables. The books are called Daring to Dream, Playing for Keeps, Racing Against Time, Learning to Fly, Stealing the Prize,and Taking the Leap.


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