About Me

I grew up in New Hampshire where my parents treated us to outdoor adventures. From camping in all types of weather, to picking apples at the local orchards, to exploring the ocean shoreline at low tide, these family excursions instilled a love for the outdoors, curiosity over what lay beyond the next bend, and flexibility in adjusting to whatever the world presents.

A love for books began early with trips to the library and reading at bedtime.  My connection to books was so strong that when I was told by my first grade teacher that our class's visit to the school library would happen only once because "first graders ruin books," I decided to find a different school. The end of the year couldn't come quick enough.

The sting of the school rules regarding library use stuck with me, though. On "graduation day" rather than accept my 1st grade diploma, I excused myself from the auditorium and went to the school library! After all, I was a 2nd grader! Haha! Sure enough, the following fall I attended a different school that housed a lovely library. Although I remember the librarian was a bit confused by my inquiry regarding who was allowed to use it.

I'm thrilled with the idea that my first picture book, Chicken Frank, Dinosaur!, will soon find its way into libraries and into the hands of children. This book will be published in the fall of 2020 by Albert Whitman & Co. and will be illustrated by Jojo Ensslin. 

As I continue to write, I tend to create stories that have heart, can open a child to the natural world, or tickle the funny bone. My greatest hope is that my stories encourage a child to step outside and explore, or look inside themselves, smile at what they see, and share what they have to give.

Thank you for visiting me! Check out my website (www.skwenger.com) for information on my upcoming book: Chicken Frank, Dinosaur! 

If you have questions, you can reach me via email.   skwenger  at  aol   dot  com

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