Sharon Dennis Wyeth's Visit Kit
Sharon Dennis Wyeth is the author of award winning picture books such as Something Beautiful and Always My Dad, early reader fiction such as Too Many Houses and Tomboy Trouble, middle grade and young adult historical and contemporary fiction such as Once on This River and A Piece of Heaven. She is also the author of Freedom's Wings, an Underground Railroad story.
Sharon has been a featured speaker at NCTE and ALA conferences, a closing keynote speaker for IRA and visited countless schools all over the country. She inspires young audiences to read and write more by sharing her own writing process with them — where she gets her ideas, what it's like to revise, the excitement of becoming a library detective during research. Since much of her work is drawn on her childhood experiences, she shares her personal story as well, which includes the postive impact writing has had on her life.
The author is a former actress, presentations usually include a dramatic reading from one of her books. Time is left for questions at the end; the author uses this portion of the visit to engage in a dialogue with the students, hoping to inspire as well as inform.
Ms. Wyeth is at home in nearly any setting. She is experienced in addressing groups as small as ten and as large as a thousand.
Author's home: Montclair, New Jersey
Suggested Audience: K-8
Honorarium: Maximum number of presentations per day: 3
$1,200 per day plus expenses, $1,400 per day plus expenses if overnight stay required