Gold, Susan (1949 - )

Genre: Children's Literature, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction - Scholarly, Young Adult

Susan Dudley Gold, a Maine native who lives in Saco, has written numerous books for children and young adults. She attended Brandeis University and graduated from the University of Southern Maine. She worked as a reporter for a daily newspaper, as managing editor of a statewide business magazine, and as a freelance journalist. She and her husband, John Gold, own and operate Custom Communications, a web design and desktop publishing business in Saco. In 2001, Gold received a Jefferson Award for community service in recognition of her work with a chronic pain support group, which she founded after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 1990.

Selected Bibliography

  • Shoes for Sport (1983; Technology: How Things Are Made series)
  • Passenger Pigeon (1989; Gone Forever series)
  • Toxic Waste (1990; Earth Alert series)
  • The Kennedy Space Center: Gateway to Space (1992;Adventures in Space series)
  • Indian Treaties (1997;Pacts & Treaties series)
  • Make Way for the Automobile: The History of the Maine Automobile Association, 1910-1997 (1998; with Jill Cournoyer)
  • The History of Union Wharf: 1793-1998 (1998; with Jill Cournoyer)
  • The Panama Canal Transfer: Controversy at the Crossroads (1999)
  • Blame it on El Niño (1999/2000)
  • Bipolar Disorder and Depression (2000; Health Watch series)
  • Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company, Memic, a Maine Miracle: The Success Story of Maine's Workers' Compensation Reforms (2003; with John Gold)
  • Gun Control (Open for Debate) (2004)
  • The Digestive and Excretory Systems (2004;Human Body Library series)
  • Engel v. Vitale: Prayer in the Schools (2006;Supreme Court Milestones series)
  • Scarborough at 350:linking the past to the present (2007, editor)