The following bio is up-to-date as of July, 2007. The contact information is a bit strange due to our status as long-term cruisers on our family sailboat. We do receive mail in the States (although we can physically receive it only a few times a year), and email comes directly to the boat. We are currently sailing in the Indian Ocean, and can best be reached by email as shown on the contact information page.
Sue Muller Hacking
Seattle, WA 98177
|Nonfiction||TAKE A WALK, Sasquatch Books 1997, 2003, 2011. BOATLESS IN SEATTLE, Sasquatch Books 1999. MOUNT EVEREST AND BEYOND: SIR EDMUND HILLARY, Benchmark Books biography 1997. Inclusion in sailing anthology STEADY AS SHE GOES, Seal Press 2003. Atlantic Triton, Spa, Writer's Digest, Cruising World, 48 Degrees North, Aboard (Viasa In-flight), American Rhododendron Society Journal|
|Photography||TAKE A WALK. MOUNT EVEREST AND BEYOND: SIR EDMUND HILLARY. BOATLESS IN SEATTLE. Magazines: Atlantic Triton, Calliope, Aboard, NW Prime Time Journal, Cruising World, 48 Degrees North. Sierra Club and Willowisp Calendars. Textbooks and encyclopedias.|
|Journalism||Atlantic Triton 2004-2007 travel articles. Contributing Editor for Northwest Prime Time Journal 1989 - 2001.
Over 180 articles on travel, health, housing, profiles, recreation.
|Fiction||BATTER UP! (also in Spanish ˇAL BATE!) Lee and Low, 2000. Boys' Life, Highlights for Children (several stories in each). Inclusion in anthologies: SUCCESS STORIES Inst. of Children’s Literature, STORIES FROM HIGHLIGHTS Boyds Mills Press, and Heath Literacy Program.|
|Presentations||Seattle Asian Art Museum, horticultural groups, service clubs, writer's groups, college, high school and elementary schools, senior centers, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Washington Conferences. Topics include home schooling, photojournalism, photography, magazine articles, marketing, critiquing, writing for children.|
Education and Related Work Experience:
- B.A. Psychology, Stanford University
- Studied in Chile and Germany
- Institute of Children's Literature
- Technical Writer, Luxar Corporation, Bothell WA
- Color Photography Technician, Master's Graphics, San Francisco
- Teacher, special and gifted education, Belmont, CA
Awards and Distinctions:
- 1995 First Place, Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, Picture Book
- 1993 Mature Media National Award for Journalism
- 1992 Finalist, Highlights for Children Fiction Contest
- Past Chair, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Washington
Currently living aboard our family catamaran, Ocelot, in the Indian Ocean. Logged 75,000 sea miles in 15 years of travel with husband and two teenagers, visiting 5 continents.
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