An author, artist and entrepreneur, Suzy Becker began her career as an award-winning advertising copywriter, and then founded the Widget Factory, a greeting card company. She entered the world of books with what would become the internationally bestselling All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat. She has since written and illustrated The All Better Book, My Dog's the World's Best Dog, I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse?, and Manny's Cows. Her books, greeting cards and work in print and TV advertising have earned her numerous design and writing awards.

Suzy Becker has received the Anti-Defamation League's "A World of Difference" Award for her community service initiatives, including the Ride For AIDS Resources (Ride FAR), the country's first HIV/AIDS bike-a-thon which has raised over $950,000 for HIV/AIDS service organizations.

In 1992, Becker was named New England Women Business Owners' youngest ever Woman of the Year. She was a 1993-1994 White House Fellow, a 1999-2000 Bunting Fellow, and she is a perennial finalist in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.

She lives with her family, two dogs and a formerly feral cat in central Massachusetts.

updated: 12 years ago