Storyteller: Sharon Langley
Sharon Langley is co-author of A Ride to Remember, her debut picture book with Amy Nathan and illustrator Floyd Cooper. Her love of reading and writing began with childhood storytime visits to her local library (Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore, MD). She became a borrower at a young age, diligently practicing her name so she could sign her own library card. She is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and holds a master’s degree from Mt. Saint Mary’s University. As an educator, she has worked in schools and shared children’s books over the years. As a newly minted writer, she looks forward to sharing her books and stories with children for years to come. Sharon lives and writes in southern California.
On writing for children:
“In my journey as an author, I am writing stories that are both joyful and reflective… stories in which children can see themselves and their possibilities on every page. Look for board books, picture books, chapter books, and biographies, too!”
What was the most valuable or memorable experience of AMPLIFY for you?:
The most valuable element of Amplify are the people…it was wonderful to connect with our Storyteller cohort and to learn about their writerly journeys…their processes and their successes. And our mentors shared a wealth of knowledge, preparing us for the creative and business aspects of a writer’s life.
“I am writing stories that are both joyful and reflective… stories in which children can see themselves and their possibilities.”