suzy vitello

I write contemporary/fantasy mashup teen/adult books with quirky narrators. Find THE MOMENT BEFORE and THE EMPRESS CHRONICLES at your favorite book retailer.


As a reader, I am always ready to dive into stories told by a unique voice. A narrator that demands I follow, and winds me through new territory. I approach writing my books the same way. Voice. Setting. Relationships. Unique takes on boy meets girl. I'm a fan of quirky characters, too. The imperfect, slightly off artsy girl. The bad boy with a heart. Characters who don't fit the general mold. They tend to find me. On the page and in real life.

Meet graphic design phenom, Katie Soule

New mom Katie with 11-month-old DakotaMeet the talent behind my brand new website, Full disclosure: she’s my daughter-in-law. Plus, that cute munchkin in the picture? Yup, she’s our (mine and Kirk’s) very first grandchild, Dakota.


Besides having a natural gift for design, aesthetic and integrating the latest super-awesome technology, Katie is a new mom who combines parenting with a growing freelance career. Call them momtrepreneurs, the pajama army, or mommy-trackers, there’s a new generation of creatives who have discovered that building a career and motherhood can be rewarding, success-filled and synergistic, and if Katie is any indication, this new breed of supermom will soon rule the world.


I thought it might be fun to launch this website with some of Katie’s thoughts on combining a career in design with raising a baby, so here’s a little Q & A with Katie Soule. Click on the link and find out more!