Sue Wickstead is a teacher and an author and has currently written eight children’s picture books with a bus theme.
Sue once worked with a Playbus charity and was involved in raising funds to replace the old bus with a newer vehicle. This led her to write a photographic history book about it.
Following questions from children; What is a Playbus? What does it do? Sue began to tell the story.
This led her to write a fictional tale about the bus. ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’. This has now been followed by five more picture books which all indeed have real bus connection.
She has also written stories with links to her teaching journey.
Sue’s most recent story, Sparky the Dragon bus, is based on another real bus which operated in Glasgow, Scotland. The bus supported children with disabilities and even had a stairlift to enable users to access the top deck of the bus.
The project was once visited by The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.