San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Sandy Asher is the author of more than 30 books, most of them for young readers, including the award-winning Too Many Frogs! and its companion books What a Party! and Here Comes Gosling! She’s also the editor of five anthologies of fiction, among them With All My Heart, With All My Mind: 13 Stories about Growing Up Jewish, winner of the National Jewish Book Award in children’s literature; Dude: Stories and Stuff for Boys, co-edited with David L. Harrison; and Writing It Right: How Successful Children’s Authors Revise and Sell Their Stories.
As Sandra Fenichel Asher, she’s published dozens of plays for young and adult audiences that have been produced across the U.S.and in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, and the CzechRepublic. Her work has been honored with three Distinguished Play Awards from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, for A Woman Called Truth, In the Garden of the Selfish Giant, and Jesse and Grace: A Best Friends Story.
Sandy is also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts playwriting grant, the American Association for Theater and Education’s Charlotte Chorpenning Award for a distinguished body of work in children’s theater, the Open Eye Theater’s Joseph Campbell Memorial Award, and an Aurand Harris fellowship grant from the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America. Six of her plays appear in the anthology Tell Your Story: The Plays and Playwriting of Sandra Fenichel Asher, edited by Judy Matetzschk-Campbell, Ph.D. and John Dilworth Newman, Ph.D. (Dramatic Publishing Company).
A popular speaker and workshop leader, Sandy has been a guest at schools, writing conferences, and teachers’ and librarians’ conventions from Anchorage, Alaska to St. Petersburg, Florida. Visit Sandy at http://usawrites4kids.drury.edu/authors/asher.