A Teacher Who Writes
A Writer Who Teaches
A Little About Author N. L. Sharp
I have a Bacherlor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and
the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in the area of Language Arts (with an emphasis in Writing) and an endorsement in Educational
Media from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
taught kindergarten, first, second, and third grade,
served as a READ (Reading Enrichment and Development) teacher, an
Facilitator, and a Library Media Specialist.
I currently serve as an independent writing consultant for schools while I continue to study, write, and hone my own writing skills.
published by Prairieland Press, an Accelerated Reader title, was
named a Teacher's Choice Award Winner by Learning Magazine in 2006, was a
Nebraska Golden Sower Children's Choice nominee in 2007-2008, and was
named an Honor Book in the children's category of the Nebraska
Center for the Book Awards Program in 2005.
The Ring Bear, published by Dageforde Publishing,
was selected as the 2004 winner in the children’s category by Nebraska’s
for the Book.
Today I'm Going Fishing with My Dad, published
by Boyds Mills Press, was
Nebraska Golden Sower Children’s Choice nominee in 1995-1996 and is also an
Accelerated Reader title.
I am a writer from Fremont, Nebraska.Born in
the heart of the Sandhills (Valentine, Nebraska) I attended a one-room
schoolhouse where I was the only one in my class from kindergarten
fifth grade.I loved school and
books, and whenever anyone would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew
answer was always the same: a writer and teacher.
At the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, however, I
majored in business--so I wouldn't starve--and took as many writing
I could. One day, my advisor told me I needed to take business courses,
electives, if I ever planned to graduate. Instead, following the lead of
roommate and the advice of a writing teacher, I switched my major to
education, concentrating once again on my first two loves.
Once I became a teacher, though, I allowed my love
of teaching to overshadow my desire to become a writer.I
got married, had three sons, and
began to work on furthering my professional education. Before I knew it,
had passed and I had not written anything but parent newsletters and
research papers.I began to write
and submit my stories in earnest, and my first book, Today I'm Going Fishing with My Dad, was accepted for publication in 1991.
Right now, I
taking some time away from the classroom so I may concentrate on
writing books for children. I am a wife, the mother of three sons and one
daughter-in-law, and the grandmother of two adorable girls. I am also a
daughter, a sister, an aunt, a niece, a cousin, and a friend, and all
of these roles give me great joy and endless ideas for writing!
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