Suzanne McCumiskey

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Suzanne was raised in Netherton, Merseyside. Her early memories were of exploring the canal and countryside and from a young age her appreciation of nature grew. Suzanne loves animals having grown up with a variety of them as a child, including a dog, cats, a tortoise, an aviary and the neighbour’s visiting duck!  Suzanne feels at home most when she is outdoors exploring nature and feels lucky to live in close proximity to the Sefton Coast. She believes that nature, the environment and health, are intrinsically linked. Her background and qualifications in health furthered her insight into the role that nature can play in helping to support people’s physical and mental health.

Suzanne now works for the local authority as a greenspace officer supporting the community in various environmental projects.

Reading and literature has played an important role in Suzanne’s life and from an early age she was inspired by a range of authors and is also grateful to all the teachers, writers and authors who have inspired her along the way. Suzanne believes children’s literature stretches the imagination and can be a tonic in the busy world in which we live in. She encourages adults to read a children’s story from time to time to experience the depth and creativity of so many brilliant authors, both past and present.