About The Author

Susan Tejada is a former writer and editor for the National Geographic Society, where she was the editor-in-chief of National Geographic World magazine and the author or managing editor of geography books for young readers. She was previously the associate editor of EPA Journal, reporting on environmental issues. Early in her career, she worked as a photojournalist and photo researcher.

She received a research fellowship from The Lilly Library of Indiana University for In Search of Sacco and Vanzetti.

Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, Tejada has taught non-fiction writing for young readers at the Highlights Foundation summer Writers’ Workshops in Chautauqua, New York. She served a two-year tour as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines where, in addition to teaching, she edited the Peace Corps/Philippines national magazine. While writing an investigative piece for the magazine about a legal case involving Peace Corps she learned the necessity of abandoning preconceptions to follow the research trail, a principle she has striven to follow ever since.

Tejada is a die-hard fan of the Washington Capitals, and is immoderately proud of her own brief and not-very-shining season playing right wing on a novice (extremely novice) hockey team. She and her husband Rey have a son, Justin, who is also an editor.

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“The Octopus,” Italian Crime Drama
Watch Susan and others talk about the classic Italian TV crime drama, “The Octopus.” (Spoiler Alert: Surprise ending revealed!)

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