About the Author

Susan Fichtelberg
Woodbridge Public Library
1 George Frederick Plaza
Woodbridge, NJ  07095
732-634-4450, 7143

Encountering Enchantment

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Susan Fichtelberg is the author of Encountering Enchantment:  A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens.  The first edition was published in 2006 and the second in 2015 by Libraries Unlimited.  She is also the author of Primary Genreflection:  A Bibliography of Picture Books and Easy Readers, also published by Libraries Unlimited.  In her 28 years as a children’s librarian for the Woodbridge Public Library, Susan has served as the president of the Children’s Services Section of the New Jersey Library Association and twice chaired the Garden State Children’s Book Award Committee.  She has presented fantasy booktalks and programs for the New Jersey Library Association, the New Jersey Association of School Libraries, the New Jersey Education Association, The Witching Hour:  A Harry Potter Symposium, and the World Science Fiction Convention, DragonCon, and the Public Library Association, the Association of School Librarians, and the  American Library Association.  She has served on the ALA Council, the Morris Commttee,   the Margaret A. Edwards Committee, and the Odyssey Committee.  She has also been a judge for the Audio Publisher's Association for the Audie Awards.  With Bonnie Kunzel, she wrote Tamora Pierce:  A Student Companion to Young Adult Literature.