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Thank you for visiting my website. 

As an author, playwright, school and library visitor, and workshop leader, I keep busy.  I hope to share a bit of what I’ve been up to on these pages.

Way high on my list at the moment are my upcoming visits to Lancaster County libraries and schools to encourage creative projects that will be displayed at the “Celebrate Libraries” event planned at Millersville University’s Ware Center here in Lancaster on First Friday, April 1, 2016, from 5 to 7 p.m.  See https://easternpennpoints.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/lets-celebrate-libraries-by-sandy-asher/ for my blog post explaining how this all came to be and also the “Events” page right here for a listing of my visits.  They’re free and open to the public, but you may need to register, so contact your local library to do so.  This all began with poems I wrote about one of my favorite places in the world, the library.  How else could we celebrate libraries creatively? I wondered, and put out that challenge county-wide.  I’m thinking puppets, songs, plays, drawings, films, posters, photographs, dances — whatever!  Here’s something I never imagined but just found on the Internet, credited to Kathy Knaus.  Baked goods are also welcome!

library cake

I write books, mainly for young readers, and plays, mainly for young audiences. Preschool through high school.  I also write for adults and travel to schools, conferences, workshops, and theaters all over the country to share ideas and experiences, teach creative writing and marketing techniques, and develop new scripts.  Here in Lancaster, PA, I delight in working with the public schools and libraries, Lancaster Literary Guild, Millersville University’s Ware Center, United Way’s High Five Lancaster initiative, Lancaster Day Care Center, New Choices Career Development, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and other organizations and colleagues to coordinate programs that encourage literacy and creativity. I consider myself very lucky to be able to do the work I love and meet so many bright, caring, talented folks along the way.

Please visit the pages listed in the sidebar to find out more about my books, plays, events, and presentations. Note that the drop-down menus under “Books I’ve Written” and “Published Plays” lead to only a small sample of my published work.  For the full list, hit the main “Books I’ve Written” or “Published Plays” button.

This website is and always will be a work in progress.  Comments, questions, and suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S.  The “hoppy” photo was taken during a visit with the K-3 students of Bainbridge Elementary School, Elizabethtown, PA, by PTO president Kelly Batche.

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