Author Website: http://www.emmawaltonhamilton.com
EMMA WALTON HAMILTONis a best-selling children’s author, editor, arts educator and arts and literacy advocate. She has co-authored twenty children’s books with her mother, Julie Andrews, six of which have been on the New York Times best-seller list, including theThe Very Fairy PrincessandThe Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage(#1 NY Times Bestsellers),Julie Andrews’ Collection Of Poems, Songs And Lullabies(illustrated by James McMullan); theDumpy The Dump Truckseries of picture books, board books and Early Readers (illustrated by Tony Walton);Simeon’s Gift;The Great American MousicalandTHANKS TO YOU – Wisdom From Mother And Child(#1 New York Times Bestseller).Emma’s own book for parents, educators and caregivers,Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment, premiered as a #1 best-seller on Amazon.com in the literacy category and won a Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and silver medals from the Living Now and IPPY Book Awards, respectively. It also received Honorable Mention from ForeWord Magazine’s Best Book of the Year.
Emma is Editorial Director forThe Julie Andrews Collectionpublishing program (formerly with Harper Collins, now with Little Brown Books for Young Readers), dedicated to quality books for young readers that nurture the imagination and celebrate a sense of wonder. In addition, she is a faculty member forStony Brook Southampton’s MFA in Writing and Literature Program, where she serves as Director of the annualSouthampton Children’s Literature Conference, Co-Director of theSouthampton Playwriting Conference, and Executive Director ofYAWP (the Young American Writers Project), an inter-disciplinary writing program for middle and high school students on Long Island.She isalso the creator and host of the “Children’s Book Hub” online writer’s salon (http://childrensbookhub.com) and “Just Write for Kids!”(http://www.justwriteforkids.com), a home-study course for aspiring children’s book authors.
Author Address (e.g., City, State, Country): PO Box 839, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Genres: Picture Book, Middle Grade, I Can Read, Poetry
Presentations: Can be tailored according to needs of class, curriculum or group. Suggestions include read-alouds, writing family stories, Picture Book Process - from idea to published book, poetry
Audiences: Elementary, middle school, high school, college, graduate school, library clubs, book groups
Available Times: 10 AM - 2 PM EST
No recording of Skype Sessions without permission from the author.
No Cost Meet the Author Visit: 15 minutes
In-Depth Visit Length: 45 minutes
In-Depth Visit Cost: $350
Prerequisites: Students should be familiar with Ms. Hamilton's books
Contact Information: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliations: Member of SCBWI and The Authors Guild.
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, HarperCollins Childrens Books, Hyperion and Beech Tree Books.
Editorial Director of the Julie Andrews Collection publishing program.
Faculty member and Director of the Southampton Children's Literature Conference at Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Creative Writing and Literature, and Executive Director of the Young American Writers Project (http://www.youngamericanwritersproject.com)