Teaching Resources

TINAWS’ Easter Eggs : A Reader’s Guide

October 7, 2017

If you love medieval French literature, you will discover that I have hidden a lot of ‘easter eggs’ in This is Not a Werewolf Story. For example, the names Bisclavret, Raul, Oliver, and Nicolette. Those are the names of my favorite heroes from my favorite medieval epics and romances. I tried to make my characters share a strong personality trait with their medieval namesakes. So Oliver Swift (the dean) is a man who likes to see the truth, just like Olivier in the 12th century Song of Roland. And Nicolette Tern seems nice enough but don’t push her around because You Will Regret It—just like the heroine of the 12th century Aucassin et Nicolette. Bisclavret is not a werewolf in...

If you love medieval French literature, you will discover that I have hidden a lot of ‘easter eggs’ in This is Not a Werewolf Story. For example, the names Bisclavret, Raul, Oliver, and Nicolette. Those are the names of my favorite heroes from my favorite medieval epics and romances. I tried to make my characters share a strong personality trait with their medieval namesakes. So Oliver Swift (the dean) is a man who likes to see the truth, just like Olivier in the 12th century Song of Roland. And Nicolette Tern seems nice enough but don’t push her around because You Will Regret It—just like the heroine of the 12th century Aucassin et Nicolette. Bisclavret is not a werewolf in...

$7.99 paperback out next week

July 20, 2017

This is Not a Bad Price.  And it comes with a guide for readers.  In case you want to ponder a little after you read. Or if you are a teacher and you are tired and would like someone else to think of a question every once in a while that will get more than a yes or a no or a sigh.

Out on 7.25.

Why not pre-order? You can get it at amazon, sure, or you could also get it at my favorite local bookstore, King’s Books. They will ship it to you, wherever you live. And you can feel good about supporting real people (and real cats) just trying to make a dime...

This is Not a Bad Price.  And it comes with a guide for readers.  In case you want to ponder a little after you read. Or if you are a teacher and you are tired and would like someone else to think of a question every once in a while that will get more than a yes or a no or a sigh.

Out on 7.25.

Why not pre-order? You can get it at amazon, sure, or you could also get it at my favorite local bookstore, King’s Books. They will ship it to you, wherever you live. And you can feel good about supporting real people (and real cats) just trying to make a dime...

$7.99 paperback out next week

July 20, 2017

This is Not a Bad Price.  And it comes with a guide for readers.  In case you want to ponder a little after you read. Or if you are a teacher and you are tired and would like someone else to think of a question every once in a while that will get more than a yes or a no or a sigh.

Out on 7.25.

Why not pre-order? You can get it at amazon, sure, or you could also get it at my favorite local bookstore, King’s Books. They will ship it to you, wherever you live. And you can feel good about supporting real people (and real cats) just trying to make a dime...

This is Not a Bad Price.  And it comes with a guide for readers.  In case you want to ponder a little after you read. Or if you are a teacher and you are tired and would like someone else to think of a question every once in a while that will get more than a yes or a no or a sigh.

Out on 7.25.

Why not pre-order? You can get it at amazon, sure, or you could also get it at my favorite local bookstore, King’s Books. They will ship it to you, wherever you live. And you can feel good about supporting real people (and real cats) just trying to make a dime...

Giveaway! Bookmarks and Stickers!

June 11, 2017

Are you an educator using This is Not a Werewolf Story in your classroom or library?  I’d love to send you some motivational stickers and bookmarks to help your kids measure their progress.

First 15 to connect with me!

Send me a message through FB, Twitter, Instagram, or my Contact form on the website. 

 

 

Are you an educator using This is Not a Werewolf Story in your classroom or library?  I’d love to send you some motivational stickers and bookmarks to help your kids measure their progress.

First 15 to connect with me!

Send me a message through FB, Twitter, Instagram, or my Contact form on the website. 

 

 

Reading Bowl @TomeSociety

April 6, 2017

I’m so thrilled that This is Not a Werewolf Story was selected by the Tome Society for the 2017-18 Reading Bowl.  What an honor to make this list.

I’m so thrilled that This is Not a Werewolf Story was selected by the Tome Society for the 2017-18 Reading Bowl.  What an honor to make this list.

Reading Bowl @TomeSociety

April 6, 2017

I’m so thrilled that This is Not a Werewolf Story was selected by the Tome Society for the 2017-18 Reading Bowl.  What an honor to make this list.

I’m so thrilled that This is Not a Werewolf Story was selected by the Tome Society for the 2017-18 Reading Bowl.  What an honor to make this list.

“You are full of possibilities” Advice to his 15-year-old self from Author Jes Battis

April 3, 2017

One of the best things about getting my novel published? Meeting other authors.  I think as you read this powerful interview with Jes Battis, you’ll understand what I mean. What Jes says below is what every young adult needs to hear–and more than once.  

I met Jes a few weekends ago in Los Angeles at the Medieval Association of the Pacific’s annual conference. This year I was part of a panel on modernizing medieval works. Sitting alongside me at the table were Kim Zarins, author of Sometimes We Tell the Truth—a modern retelling of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales—and Jes Battis, author of the Parallel Parks and the Occult Special Investigator series.  I’ve never...

One of the best things about getting my novel published? Meeting other authors.  I think as you read this powerful interview with Jes Battis, you’ll understand what I mean. What Jes says below is what every young adult needs to hear–and more than once.  

I met Jes a few weekends ago in Los Angeles at the Medieval Association of the Pacific’s annual conference. This year I was part of a panel on modernizing medieval works. Sitting alongside me at the table were Kim Zarins, author of Sometimes We Tell the Truth—a modern retelling of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales—and Jes Battis, author of the Parallel Parks and the Occult Special Investigator series.  I’ve never...

Free Poster and Worksheets for Educators!

March 29, 2017

First 10 to respond!  Are you using TINAWS in your classroom, library, or reading it with your child at home? I have an 11×17 flyer I’d love to send to you. One side has a poster with a quote from the book so that everyone can enjoy Maike Plenzke’s cover, the other has two activities you can use to help them meet writing and math standards.  

Each activity will fit on a regular 8.5×11 sheet of paper, or you can make a larger copy of both for them to spread out on their desk. Use the contact form on my website to send me an address, or DM me on Twitter at @sandraevans111.  

And don’t forget to sign...

First 10 to respond!  Are you using TINAWS in your classroom, library, or reading it with your child at home? I have an 11×17 flyer I’d love to send to you. One side has a poster with a quote from the book so that everyone can enjoy Maike Plenzke’s cover, the other has two activities you can use to help them meet writing and math standards.  

Each activity will fit on a regular 8.5×11 sheet of paper, or you can make a larger copy of both for them to spread out on their desk. Use the contact form on my website to send me an address, or DM me on Twitter at @sandraevans111.  

And don’t forget to sign...

Free Poster and Worksheets for Educators!

March 29, 2017

First 10 to respond!  Are you using TINAWS in your classroom, library, or reading it with your child at home? I have an 11×17 flyer I’d love to send to you. One side has a poster with a quote from the book so that everyone can enjoy Maike Plenzke’s cover, the other has two activities you can use to help them meet writing and math standards.  

Each activity will fit on a regular 8.5×11 sheet of paper, or you can make a larger copy of both for them to spread out on their desk. Use the contact form on my website to send me an address, or DM me on Twitter at @sandraevans111.  

And don’t forget to sign...

First 10 to respond!  Are you using TINAWS in your classroom, library, or reading it with your child at home? I have an 11×17 flyer I’d love to send to you. One side has a poster with a quote from the book so that everyone can enjoy Maike Plenzke’s cover, the other has two activities you can use to help them meet writing and math standards.  

Each activity will fit on a regular 8.5×11 sheet of paper, or you can make a larger copy of both for them to spread out on their desk. Use the contact form on my website to send me an address, or DM me on Twitter at @sandraevans111.  

And don’t forget to sign...

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