30A Kids Club is a family-friendly magazine dedicated to life along Northwest Florida’s Scenic 30A. The print magazine published bi-monthly for six issues and then moved online to 30akidsclub.com. 30akidsclub.com helps families plan activities, learn about the local community, discusses dining options, educates on health and special needs-related issues and entertains.
Susan Vallee is the creator, publisher, writer and editor for 30A Kids Club and 30akidsclub.com.
Susan pitched the concept for the Rosemary Thymes (the newspaper for the Gulf-front town of Rosemary Beach) in 2007. In 2008 she began producing the newspaper for the Property Owners’ Association. She continued to write, produce, sell ads and oversee print production and distribution until 2017.
A great guidebook to 30A, “Meet me on 30A” gives a taste of each coastal village along 30A with recipes from the best restaurants. Susan worked with local photographers and 30A.com to produce this guidebook. The book is still a popular seller at 30A stores.
After writing professionally for 20+ years, Susan realized her goal as a writer is to improve people’s lives. She’s passionate about pediatric health issues, particularly autism, and self-care for parents of special-needs kids.
She created 30A Kids Club Magazine and 30akidsclub.com to help visiting and local families know what to do, where to go and when to do it. Her other site, mommysaidthefword.com focuses on self-care for special-needs parents (the F stands for fulfillment).
Susan has won ADDYs, journalism awards from the Florida Press Association and the Florida Press Club. Her byline has also appeared in local, regional and national publications. She was a featured blogger for ecochildsplay.com and visitsouth.com.
She’s currently a staff reader for The Peauxdunque Review, a literary magazine.
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