Ann Arbor, MI, US
New York, NY
Sarah Weeks has been writing children's books and songs for the past twenty years. She is a graduate of Hampshire College and NYU and recently became an adjunct faculty member in the prestigious Writing Program at the New School University, in New York City.
Her first YA novel, So B. It, which appeared on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list, was chosen as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Booksense 2004 best book of the year and received the 2004 Parent's Choice Gold Award. Her second novel, the highly anticipated Jumping the Scratch was released in 2006. Ms. Weeks has written four books in a humorous middle grade series, Boyds Will Be Boyds. Her popular Regular Guy series for middle graders has resulted in a development deal with Disney for a feature length live-action film. The first book in her Oggie Cooder series has been published in 2008. She has written more than thirty picture books, which include such bestsellers as Mrs. McNosh Hangs up Her Wash, If I Were a Lion, Crocodile Smile, Follow the Moon and Who's Under that Hat. In addition to her novels and picture books, Ms Weeks has also written pop-up books, board books and early readers. Her titles have sold well over a million copies, including several foreign editions.
Ms. Weeks is also an accomplished singer/songwriter. She has written for television, stage and screen and a number of her picture books include songs which she both writes and sings for the accompanying CD's.
Sarah is a tireless promoter, visiting schools throughout the country, talking to children about writing, reading her books, singing her songs, serving as author-in-residence and speaking to teachers and librarians at national conferences including IRA, ALA and NCTE. She has two grown sons and lives in New York City.
For more information, please visit www.sarahweeks.com