the latest from susie’s studio – boygirlparty news

The latest from Susie's studio

February 14, 2018 illustration, news 0 Comments

Presenting… the cover for BALANCE THE BIRDS!

My next picture book — BALANCE THE BIRDS — will be here on October 2nd, and you can pre-order it today!

A follow up to my debut as author-illustrator Stack the Cats, Balance the Birds introduces very young readers to concepts of grouping, relative size, and comparison!  Pre-order on Amazon or request Balance the Birds by Susie Ghahremani from your local library or indie bookstore!

Without further ado… the cover!

Balance the Birds by Susie Ghahremani

By the way! STACK THE CATS was chosen as a Best Book of 2017 by both Amazon and Kirkus! Now being made into a board book — perfect for those who like to chew them as much as they like to read them! Preorder the Stack the Cats board book coming May 2018 here.

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Also: NEW IN THE SHOP!

New color ways of the cat box pin and chicken baby clothing and t-shirts:

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Thanks so much for your support! Don’t forget to pre-order BALANCE THE BIRDS! (affiliate link)

Small Business Saturday, New Pins, Best Book of 2017 (!!!), and more.

Before I get into writing this post, let me just say: I HAVE SO MUCH NEW STUFF IN THE SHOP! 

And it’s Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday weekend! So, in addition to the usual Free US Shipping for orders of $75+, use code SHOPSMALL2017 before Monday for 10% orders of 3 pins or more. Combine those two? Go for it.



It’s late at night on Thanksgiving, and one of the things I’m thankful for every year – aside from my incredible family and friends – is that I get to be creative for a living. Though it’s not without its at-times-soul-crushing challenges, I wanted to take a moment to share some of my proudest recent achievements!

WHAT WILL GROW? was selected for the prestigious Original Art 2017 museum exhibit and catalog at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. See the show up through the end of the year!

  • My art exhibit at Rotofugi (which you can see online here) was a blast – I got to have my first Chicago solo show, and reconnect with childhood friends at the same time!
  • I just finalized a year and a half of work on my next picture book, BALANCE THE BIRDS! (Coming Fall 2018!)
  • My shop was recently featured in Good Housekeeping, Time Out New York, and Organic Life! (Thank you, Lucky 13!)
  • This year, I got to collaborate with some of my favorite companies, shops, art galleries, publishers, magazines, people, subscription boxes, costume designers, and even one of my favorite state parks!
  • I was a featured artist in a lot of cool events this year – Crafty Wonderland, the San Diego Festival of Books, Comic Con, and Cat Con!
  • I made a new website! This one!
  • And, of course: I have the most amazing people who support my artwork, shop, illustrations, and books: YOU. I regularly get to be a part of surprises, happy occasions, birthdays, inside jokes, memories, and holidays. That’s the coolest of all.

On that note, thank you for your reading this far, for your support of my artwork. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

I’ll be doing pop up shops in San Diego at Makers Arcade on December 9, and the Blind Lady Ale House on December 17.

Oh, and:

Holiday ordering deadlines!

Order by these dates for the best chance of arrival by December 25:

Outside the USA: Order by Dec 1 (for international shipping, including to Canada)
In the USA – First Class Shipping: Order by December 12.
In the USA – Priority Shipping: Order by December 17.

These are suggested order-by dates and not guaranteed, since the USPS is its own agency. But, order by these dates, and I think you’ll be in good shape!