Escargot

Escargot

The Antlered Ship

The Antlered Ship

Dangerously Ever After

Dangerously Ever After

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes

Firefighters In The Dark

Firefighters In The Dark

The Antlered Ship

The Antlered Ship

The Sea Serpent and Me

The Sea Serpent and Me

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes

Firefighters In The Dark

Firefighters In The Dark

The Sea Serpent and Me

The Sea Serpent and Me

The Antlered Ship

The Antlered Ship

Dangerously Ever After

Dangerously Ever After

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes

The Sea Serpent and Me

The Sea Serpent and Me

Firefighters In The Dark

Firefighters In The Dark

The Antlered Ship

The Antlered Ship

Dangerously Ever After

Dangerously Ever After

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes

Dangerously Ever After

Dangerously Ever After

The Sea Serpent and Me

The Sea Serpent and Me

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes

Firefighters In The Dark

Firefighters In The Dark

Dangerously Ever After

Dangerously Ever After

The Sea Serpent and Me

The Sea Serpent and Me

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes

About Dashka Slater

Dashka Slater’s picture books have won widespread praise for their inventive language and vivid imagery. Her book Dangerously Ever After was named the 2013-14 Surrey Book of the Year based on the votes of over 12,700 elementary school students and is now being made into an animated film by Fantasiation Studios. A recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Slater is also an award-winning journalist whose articles ahve appeared in such publications as Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine and Mother Jones. She has three books forthcoming in 2017: EscargotThe Antlered Ship, and The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives.

21 Possibly True Facts About Me


1. I tried to write a novel when I was nine, but I never finished it.

2. My first published poem appeared in Cricket magazine when I was ten.

3. Both my parents are writers.

4. They suggested I find some other kind of job, like maybe working in a bank, but I didn’t listen to them.

5. I once worked at a job that was so top secret that I never found out what it was.

6. It took me ten years to finish my first novel.

7. I often write with a cat on my lap, which probably explains why it took so long.

8. When I say lap, I mean keyboard.

9. My book, The Sea Serpent and Me, is based on a story I wrote when I was ten.

10. My book, Dangerously Ever After, is based on a story my son made up when he was six.

11. I have found several other story ideas under the couch cushions.

12. Most of my books go through ten or fifteen drafts before I show them to anyone.

13. Almost everything I write starts out being too long.

14. I’m terrible at knitting, but I do it anyway.

15. You could say the same thing about my singing.

16. A lot of my dreams take place in thrift stores.

17. I believe you’re never too old or too young to stay up all night reading.

18. I read Alice in Wonderland at least once a year.

19. I have been told I have a very distinctive laugh.

20. By distinctive, I mean loud.

21. I am almost always willing to go swimming, even if the water is cold and possibly shark-infested.

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