Email me at emmasmithsf[at]yahoo.com.
You can also follow me on Twitter at @emmablandsmith.
For book inquiries, contact my agent, Essie White, at stormliteraryagency[at]gmail.com.
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I love to speak to elementary school students about my picture book, Journey! My classic presentation includes a reading of the book followed by engaging information about my background and path to publication, as well as a discussion about writing. My talk and slideshow is designed to promote literacy and start a conversation about wolves and conservation. My fee is $200 for a large assembly presentation (up to 200 children) running 45 minutes to an hour.
I also offer free 20-minute Skype visits!
Interested in an in-person visit but don’t have the budget? Consider contacting your local bookstore to coordinate book sales, with no fee.
Emma Bland Smith is the author of the award-winning picture book Journey: Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West (Sasquatch Books), and the nonfiction book San Francisco’s Glen Park and Diamond Heights (Arcadia). Journey is the recipient of several national awards (including Bank Street College’s Cook Prize) and was featured on NPR and The Huffington Post. Emma has several more children’s books coming out in 2018 and 2019, including To Live on an Island (Sasquatch Books) and The Pig War (Boyds Mill Press), and a series of chapter books called Maddy McGuire, CEO (ABDO). Emma also works as a librarian and lives in San Francisco with her husband and their two kids. You can find her online at emmabsmith.com.
This beautiful picture book follows the journey of a young gray wolf who garnered nationwide attention when he became the first wild wolf in California in almost a century. Using facts recorded by Fish & Wildlife scientists, author Emma Bland Smith imagines the wolf’s experiences in close detail as he makes an epic 2,000-mile trek over three years time. The wolf’s story is interwoven with the perspective of a young girl who follows his trek through the media. As she learns more about wolves and their relationships with humans, she becomes determined to find a way to keep him safe by making him a wolf that is too famous to harm.
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