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A Piece of Heaven

Written by Sharon Dennis WyethAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sharon Dennis Wyeth


· Yearling
· eBook · Ages 10 and up
· December 18, 2007 · $4.99 · 978-0-307-41442-7 (0-307-41442-6)

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AUTHOR Q & A

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.


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