Before becoming an author of children's books, Sharon Dennis Wyeth went through many different career changes. Her first job after graduating from Radcliffe College was as a family counselor at a day-care center in New York City. She then went on to become an actress, producer, and playwright—and, at one time, owner of her own off-off-Broadway theater. She was also a writer for daytime television, a voice teacher, and a Public Speaking Consultant. She has been a children's book author since 1985.
Born: April 19 in Washington, D.C.
Education: Radcliffe College—Harvard University
Currently lives: Upper Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband Sims and daughter Georgia
Previous jobs: Family counselor, actress, voice teacher, and television writer
Pets: Roscoe, a chocolate brown, fluffy, large poodle!
Favorite hobbies: hiking, cooking, reading, gardening, singing, dancing
Favorite foods: pasta, hot chocolate, corn on the cob
Favorite clothes to wear: long dresses, big hats, sundresses, and huge earrings!
Favorite colors: blue, brown, and red
Favorite books: books by Toni Morrison, Jane Austen, Walter Dean Myers, and Mary Pope Osborne (also fairy tales and picture books!)
Inspiration for writing: Remembrances of my childhood; watching my daughter grow up; my husband (who is also a friend); the young people I meet in my travels — they are curious, capable, and filled with wonder! Books I read and all the great people who share my interests: educators, librarians, people in publishing, friends who are also writers. My desire to share what I have learned and to pass on something beautiful.
From the Hardcover edition.