Susan Devins is the author of three children’s books about cooking and baking, and has also written children’s entertainment columns for newspapers and magazines. Before becoming a children’s book author, she worked as managing editor at NATIONAL LAMPOON magazine and as a VARIETY correspondent covering film and television. Susan Devins lives with her husband and son.
Barbara Lehman says that in her illustrations for CHRISTMAS COOKIES! she tried to capture "both my own early experiences with Christmas (we really did decorate our tree with nuts on strings and little houses) and the old-fashioned toy-type decorations that my elderly neighbors hung on their small tree."