Born and raised in Venezuela of Italian immigrants, Susan Violante completed a BA in Political Science and Business Administration before moving to the US . Although she built a career as a Business Analyst/Accountant, she also kept herself active as a freelance writer in the US; publishing articles, poetry, children's stories, and illustrations since 1996. She published her first book in 2009, and released her revised edition: Innocent War: Behind An Immigrant's Past - Book 1 in 2011. Her picture book: Tuma: The Tribe's Little Princess was published in early 2013 under her own label. Currently, Susan Violante is the Managing Editor/CEO Partner of I Have Something to Say Press and Book By Book Publicity/Author/Reviewer/Publicist and Publisher. She resides in Austin, TX with her husband (Michel), and her three dogs (Peggy, Canela and Nutela). Susan is mother of two adult daughters and a caregiver to her elderly parents. She enjoys cooking, reading, knitting, painting, writing, gardening, and any outdoor activity. 

For more information about Susan Violante and her books, visit her website at

Topics of conversation:

  • Teaching Children about Nature and People
  • Being a Book Reviewer and an Author
  • Writing Different Genres
  • Becoming an Illustrator
  • Balancing Act of Living Life and Writing


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