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International Dot Day is a celebration of creativity that was inspired by Peter H. Reynolds' book "The Dot". This site is filled with other authors, illustrators, and celebrities who share in the dream of a more creative world. Learn more about International Dot Day!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sharon Creech 2017


Sharon Creech is the inspiration for the Celebridot gallery. She has made a dot every year since 2011. Sharon was a teacher (high school English and writing) in England and in Switzerland. While teaching great literature, she learned so much about writing: about what makes a story interesting and about techniques of plot and characterization and point of view. She started out writing novels for adults: The Recital and Nickel Malley were both written and published while she was living in England (these books were published in England only and are now out of print). But the next book was Absolutely Normal Chaos, and ever since that book she has written mainly about young people. Walk Two Moons was the first of her books to be published in America. When it received the Newbery Medal, Sharon said, "no one was more surprised than I was. I’m still a little bit in shock."

In addition to Walk Two Moons, she wrote Absolutely Normal Chaos, Pleasing the Ghost, Chasing Redbird, Bloomability, The Wanderer, Love That Dog, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, A Fine, Fine School, Fishing in the Air, Heartbeat, Who’s That Baby?, Replay, The Castle Corona, Hate That Cat, The Unfinished Angel, The Great Unexpected, The Boy on the Porch and Moo She hopes to be writing stories for a long, long time.

Sharon is married to Lyle Rigg, and they live in Maine. They have two grown children, Rob and Karin, and being with her family is what she enjoys most. The next-best thing is writing stories.

Learn more about Sharon on her website.

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