Sandy Asher

Variety and quality characterize Sandy’s work, which includes twenty-five books, among them the award-winning Too Many Frogs! and its companion books What a Party! and Here Comes Gosling; more than three dozen plays; and over two hundred articles, stories, and poems published in magazines. Her best-known play, A Woman Called Truth, has been produced by more than three hundred school, community, and professional groups in the United States and Canada. Among her playwriting honors are an NEA fellowship grant and the American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s Charlotte Chorpenning Award for a distinguished body of work in theater for young audiences. She’s also the editor of five collections of fiction, including With All My Heart, With All My Mind: Thirteen Stories About Growing Up Jewish, winner of the 1999 National Jewish Book Award in children’s literature, and her latest, Writing It Right: How Successful Children’s Authors Revise and Sell Their Stories. A frequent guest speaker at conferences and schools, Sandy has served as writer-in-residence at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, and has traveled from Alaska to Florida visiting schools and teaching writing workshops for people of all ages. Sandy and her husband, Harvey, now live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.