Teaching Resources

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...

“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...

Reading Group Guide Available

March 26, 2017

Simon & Schuster has just added a Reading Group Guide to the official site for This is Not a Werewolf Story. I hope this will provide a convenient and easy-to-access resource for educators and book clubs.  Thanks to the lovely Ms. LeClercq for the photo of her whiteboard!

Simon & Schuster has just added a Reading Group Guide to the official site for This is Not a Werewolf Story. I hope this will provide a convenient and easy-to-access resource for educators and book clubs.  Thanks to the lovely Ms. LeClercq for the photo of her whiteboard!

Reading Group Guide Available

March 26, 2017

Simon & Schuster has just added a Reading Group Guide to the official site for This is Not a Werewolf Story. I hope this will provide a convenient and easy-to-access resource for educators and book clubs.  Thanks to the lovely Ms. LeClercq for the photo of her whiteboard!

Simon & Schuster has just added a Reading Group Guide to the official site for This is Not a Werewolf Story. I hope this will provide a convenient and easy-to-access resource for educators and book clubs.  Thanks to the lovely Ms. LeClercq for the photo of her whiteboard!

Question from @TheWolfSophia: How do you pronounce Raul?

February 17, 2017

Thanks for the great question.  I found this great program on youtube where Emma explains everything.

Thanks for the great question.  I found this great program on youtube where Emma explains everything.

‘Listen to yourself more than you listen to other people’ Advice to her 15-year-old self from Author Peg Cheng

February 10, 2017

I met Peg Cheng via email through a mutual writer friend, Tamiko Nimura.  Right after, I purchased her middle grade novel, The Contenders, on amazon.  I was hooked from page 11 by the clean writing and sweet father-daughter relationship.  A few weeks later, over coffee at Corina’s Bakery, I had the feeling I had known Peg forever. Our conversation ran everywhere.  Our stories towards our lives as writers merged in many places. I thought later how interesting and useful it would be to share with younger writers the twisted and uphill routes we take and make as we move forward in life.  So when I came up with an Author Q&A, When I was 15,...

I met Peg Cheng via email through a mutual writer friend, Tamiko Nimura.  Right after, I purchased her middle grade novel, The Contenders, on amazon.  I was hooked from page 11 by the clean writing and sweet father-daughter relationship.  A few weeks later, over coffee at Corina’s Bakery, I had the feeling I had known Peg forever. Our conversation ran everywhere.  Our stories towards our lives as writers merged in many places. I thought later how interesting and useful it would be to share with younger writers the twisted and uphill routes we take and make as we move forward in life.  So when I came up with an Author Q&A, When I was 15,...

‘Listen to yourself more than you listen to other people’ Advice to her 15-year-old self from Author Peg Cheng

February 10, 2017

I met Peg Cheng via email through a mutual writer friend, Tamiko Nimura.  Right after, I purchased her middle grade novel, The Contenders, on amazon.  I was hooked from page 11 by the clean writing and sweet father-daughter relationship.  A few weeks later, over coffee at Corina’s Bakery, I had the feeling I had known Peg forever. Our conversation ran everywhere.  Our stories towards our lives as writers merged in many places. I thought later how interesting and useful it would be to share with younger writers the twisted and uphill routes we take and make as we move forward in life.  So when I came up with an Author Q&A, When I was 15,...

I met Peg Cheng via email through a mutual writer friend, Tamiko Nimura.  Right after, I purchased her middle grade novel, The Contenders, on amazon.  I was hooked from page 11 by the clean writing and sweet father-daughter relationship.  A few weeks later, over coffee at Corina’s Bakery, I had the feeling I had known Peg forever. Our conversation ran everywhere.  Our stories towards our lives as writers merged in many places. I thought later how interesting and useful it would be to share with younger writers the twisted and uphill routes we take and make as we move forward in life.  So when I came up with an Author Q&A, When I was 15,...