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.

High on my list at the moment is the world premiere of a play for adults:  DEATH VALLEY: A LOVE STORY at Springfield Contemporary Theatre in Springfield, MO.  More about that here: https://sandyasher.com/plays-in-progress/death-valley-a-love-story/.

I’ve just finished attending performances of my stage adaptation CHICKEN STORY TIME (also available as a hardcover book!), at Pollyanna Theatre in Austin, TX; Trike Theatre, Bentonville, Arkansas; and Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, and I’m revising the script according to what I’ve learned.  

Video recordings of two of those productions are available on-line at the site I’ve founded and co-chair, American Theatre for the Very Young: A Digital Festival.  There you can view — for free — full productions from theaters all around the country.  Visit https://vimeopro.com/atvydigitalfestival/festival and enter the password TVYDIGFEST.  

ALSO, I’m shouting from the rooftops about my new community project, “It Happened at the Library.”  Lancaster County school children, K – 12, were invited to contribute writing and artwork for a new book, play, and art display to launch at the Lancaster Public Library on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  The response has been wonderful, the books have been printed, and Saturday’s performances are just about sold out.  Thanks to the generosity of Fox Chapel Publishing, all students attending the play will get free copies of the book, and all 5th graders in the School District of Lancaster will also receive free copies.  Almost all of the contributing young writers and artists will be gathered for a group autographing party on Saturday afternoon, after the performances.  It’s a full-day Library Happening!


The acting troupe rehearse their entrance for “It Happened at the Library.”


On the Eastern Michigan University campus.


With illustrator Mark Fearing in Portland, OR.


One of Mark’s hilarious illustrations.

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, Millersville University, 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.


Chicken meets Miss Karin, the Librarian, during the Pollyanna Theatre production of CHICKEN STORY TIME, Long Center, Austin, TX.

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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