Children’s book author, Sue James has been praised for her “ability to inspire” and “her love for serving children.” After eighteen years of child care, Sue James combines her sense of humor with her understanding of children in fun-loving adventure books. She has also been a visiting author at many local private and public elementary schools, where she shares the book writing process, utilizing small classroom group readings to teach the love of literature, as well as assisting children of all ages with the beginning creation of their own personal “My Story” books. Children are thrilled to discover they can draw, write and begin stories about their own personal interest. Sue James shares the dream of each child understanding their ideas are the ultimate resource and then gives them the tools to share these ideas with others.
Sue James has been featured in local newspapers such as “The Record Herald” and “The Herald Mail” as well as appearing on WDVM (formally WHAG) several times for her work. Currently, Sue James has three children’s book: The Little Big Car, The Cat Who Wants to Fly and My Bumblebee and Me. She has two new books set for release during Spring of 2018: The Story of Sister Sun and Sister Moon, and The Rescue of Princess Topaz.
The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional funding is also provided by Washington County Government and generous businesses, organizations and individuals.
The Washington County Arts Council is a proud member of County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.