Wendy Shang

Professional Gummi Bear Eater
I would love to visit your school and talk about the writing life.  I also available for book fair signings, book clubs and library events.  Please e-mail me at wendy (dot) shang (at) hotmail (dot) com for more information.  Here are some examples of talks I give - I'm happy to tailor them to fit your needs and goals.

"Your presentation was the best ever - encouraging, inspiring to the children and specific about how they need to think about writing and editing. 
It was truly a memorable day at Haycock."

- Barbara Bosworth, Reading Teacher, Haycock Elementary

The Editing and Publishing Process

This talk will take students through the many steps from original draft to published books, including "big idea" edits, copyediting, galleys and advanced reader copies.  Students will come away with the message that writers improve by becoming better re-writers.

Sources of Inspiration

What parts of The Great Wall of Lucy Wu are true or inspired by real life, and what parts are complete fiction?  Wendy will recount the stories behind the story, and show young writers how to look to their own families for inspiration.

"I would like to thank you once more for making your visit such a huge success
with our students. I had never seen an author receive such a
boisterous ovation...You are truly an amazing writer who possess a
unique ability to touch people of all ages!"
- Dianne Hoffman,
Past President, State of Maryland
International Reading Association Council (SoMIRAC)

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